Craig Applegath

Craig Applegath

Founding Principal

DIALOG

Toronto

Craig Applegath is the founding principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio, and a passionate designer who believes in the power of built form to meaningfully improve the wellbeing of communities and the environment they are part of. Since graduating from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design Craig has focused his energies on leading innovative planning and design projects that address the complex challenges facing our communities, as well as on his advocacy of sustainable building design and urban regeneration and symbiosis.

Craig’s area of practice includes the master planning and design of institutional projects, including cultural and museum, post secondary education, and healthcare facilities. In addition to his professional practice responsibilities, Craig speaks about his research and design explorations at conferences and workshops internationally. This has included recent presentations at conferences in Prague, Munich and Beijing.

Craig Applegath was a founding Board Member of Sustainable Buildings Canada, and a Past President of the Ontario Association of Architects. Craig has lectured or taught at Harvard, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, as well as at many professional and sector related conferences around the world. In 2001 Craig was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for his contributions to the profession.

Articles featuring Craig Applegath

The 10 Most Important Lessons Learned in 25 Years of Architecture Practice

This article is an expansion on one part of our interview with Craig Applegath, Founding Principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio. The architect spoke from his experience of running a 150-person practice and listed 10 tips for archipreneurs interested in starting their own business. We think this list is inspirational and so we are sharing it […]

Going Green: Advice on Integrated Design, Life and Business with Craig Applegath

A very warm welcome to Archipreneur Insights, the interview series with the architectural, design and building communities’ movers and shakers. In this series we get to grips with their opinions, thoughts and practical solutions and learn how to apply their ideas to our own creative work for success in the field of architecture and beyond. […]

Quotes from Craig Applegath

  • "It is probably impossible for any faculty of architecture to adequately prepare students for the complexity of challenges that they will face young architects."
  • "Without a good network success will be virtually impossible."
  • "to be successful young architects will have to be capable of swimming in the worlds of design, information technology, business, and fabrication/construction."
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