Quoting DIALOG's press release:

The leaders of newstudio architecture inc. and DIALOG have decided to join forces. We’re thrilled to announce that as of April 1, the firms will merge and operate as one from DIALOG’s Edmonton studio.


Newstudio is a boutique firm of eight passionate designers who share DIALOG’s values and vision to improve the wellbeing of communities. Led by Tai Ziola and Tyler Dixon, newstudio’s portfolio includes a variety of multi-family residential, urban infill, smaller scale institutional, and re-zoning projects. Their work has been making a positive impact throughout Edmonton with projects as unsuspecting as a sports field spotter’s box, to stunning renovations at the recently completed Agriculture Life and Environmental Sciences Atrium at the University of Alberta.


“There’s a lot of great things about this for both parties,” says newstudio partner Tyler Dixon. “We’re really passionate about the city. The merger will allow newstudio and DIALOG to extend our collective expertise further than we’d each be able to do on our own.”


Ziola and Dixon will be joining DIALOG’s partnership, bringing a fresh perspective and additional bench strength to our leadership team; while the newstudio team as a whole will become an addition to our interdisciplinary practice.


“We’ve found a great partner with newstudio,” says DIALOG firm managing principal Jim Anderson. “Not only do they share our vision and live our values, but they also challenge us to engage with our community at a much deeper level. We truly believe that merging with newstudio will allow us to meaningfully improve the wellbeing of our communities even more."