DIALOG appointed Mara Baum, FAIA, LEED Fellow, EDAC, R. Anthony Fieldman, AIA, LEED AP, Golara Jalalpour, OAA, Diana Smith, P.Eng., LEED AP, to partner. Named from within the company, and through two new external hires, these new partners join the North America-based practice.
Baum is an architect with more than 20 years of experience in sustainability, urban planning, research, and teaching. She joins DIALOG as a partner after most recently serving as a principal with HOK. Her work experience included large projects for clients such as the San Francisco International Airport, the University of Michigan, Kaiser Permanente, and the University of Indiana. She brings expertise in energy, water, materials, and human health and wellbeing.
Fieldman is an architect with nearly 30 years of experience as a design lead for projects around the globe. He joins DIALOG after most recently serving as the national design director for HOK in Canada. His work has been showcased in the design of major public-facing projects at the JFK International Airport in New York, Logan International Airport in Boston, the Toronto International Airport, and the New York Stock Exchange. He also led the design of private sector developments globally, weaving a mix of uses.
Jalalpour is an architect with a portfolio of work in planning and design. She earned her master’s degree in landscape urbanism at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and has shaped developments from planning stages through construction implementation. She is being promoted to partner from her role within DIALOG.
Smith is a creative mechanical engineer with more than 12 years of design experience. She is being promoted to partner as a reflection of her work on the DIALOG engineering team. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable design and her work consistently contributes to her client’s environmental goals, DIALOG said in a press release. Her collaborative approach has led to design solutions for high profile community projects such as the Royal Alberta Museum and the University of Alberta campus.
“We are constantly working to make sure our Partnership group reflects a diversity and sophistication of design talent, and these four new additions to our leadership team are invaluable to the future direction of our practice,” said Jim Anderson, DIALOG chair.