What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
My favorite DIALOG project is the Calgary Cancer Centre. This project is an outstanding example our DIALOG healthcare team in action. It involved healthcare principals and healthcare team members from all DIALOG studios and from all disciplines. It is our first major healthcare P3 project and a stunning example of creating a healthcare environment for hope as well as care and treatment.
What's one 'pro tip' you live by?
Do the hard thing first. When you get into the office do the hard thing right away, whether it is calling on the phone or writing the letter or going and talking with a person. Get the things that bugs you out of the way so you spend the rest of the day putting all your energy into being creative and doing the best for your projects and people.
Where's your happy place?
A sunny day up the Sunshine Coast, swimming in the ocean.

Lynn is a Partner Emerita at DIALOG, and was the national healthcare planning and design team leader for many years. She is a talented and experienced design architect and healthcare specialist. Lynn has over 35 years of healthcare project experience, and has held key leadership roles on many projects, including the $1.2 billion Calgary Cancer Centre project.

Lynn is experienced with all types of construction projects including: construction management, design build and public-private partnership (P3) projects. As someone who is passionate about the planning and design of healthcare facilities, she thrives on translating a shared team vision into a successful project.

Lynn is committed to design excellence, and her work is based on an in-depth understanding of the client’s goals and project requirements. Her extensive experience is highlighted in working directly with clients and users to create high-quality, efficient operational environments that exceed benchmarked standards for service excellence.

Lynn believes that creativity in healthcare design comes from a richness of project experience, knowledge of current evidence-based design research, and a consistent, focused drive. Her work combines these elements to create environments that respond to staff, patients, families, and community needs for healing and wellness not just for today, but also into the future.


  • Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification The Center for Health Design
  • Master of Architecture University of Calgary
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology The University of British Columbia