Our Story

Cohos Evamy is now DIALOG.

We are a fully integrated architectural, engineering, interior design, urban design and planning firm. Our longstanding commitment to integrated and sustainable design permeates every aspect of our work.
Our studio based culture is built on our project-first, client-focused approach to our work and our spirit of creativity and fun!

About Us


Our people

We have highly talented people in all of our disciplines. They are unabashedly client-focused, and passionate about their work.

Our portfolio

This spans significant projects in arts and culture, education, commercial, energy, government, healthcare, retail, science and technology, and transportation.

Our philosophy

To deliver outstanding solutions that leave a lasting, positive mark on our community.

Our way of working

Great design is a combination of inspiration and practicality.

On vision. On budget. On time. We build close-knit, multi-disciplinary, teams carefully aligned to project needs.

We are passionate about and committed to sustainable design in all that we do.

Our culture

We look for talent, energy, creativity, integrity, tenacity, problem-solving ability, teamwork and a sense of fun.

Our History



DIALOG stands on the shoulders of great firms that have been brought together by a shared vision.

Cohos Evamy began as Cohos Delesalle Architects in Calgary in 1960 under the leadership of Martin Cohos and Phillipe Delesalle. Michael Evamy and Paul Poffenroth soon joined and became early principals in the firm. Martin, Philipe and Michael were architects. Paul was an engineer. This was the genesis of the multidisciplinary approach that defines a key aspect of DIALOG today.

Mole White Associates was founded in Toronto in 1976 by Susan Mole, Rodger Mole, and Marilyn White. MWA is recognized for intelligent design, effective project management, and for zealous client collaboration. These key characteristics are important to the strength of DIALOG.

Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects + Urbanistes was founded by Norm Hotson in 1973. He was joined soon after by Joost Bakker. Alan Boniface and Bruce Haden joined as partners in 2001. Their national reputation for integrated urban place-making has become an integral element of DIALOG today.

Office for Urbanism is one of Canada's foremost professional urban planning and urban design leaders who focus on the complex process of city building. Led by principals Jennifer Keesmaat and Antonio Gómez-Palacio, OU's work is characterized by thorough project management, comprehensive planning analysis, a strong and clear commitment to beauty through design, and a willingness to understand the uniqueness of each place. OU's collaborative spirit is representative of the essence of DIALOG.

Our Work


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Toronto, ON  M4W 1A8
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