What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
The Clarington Police Complex, because of how it breaks with tradition and creates an inviting public service building.
Where do you find inspiration?
In the great work of others, from Brunelleschi to Hadid.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Watching figure skating live and in person.

Ralph joined our Toronto studio in 2008, bringing with him vast retail and commercial project experience from Canada and abroad. His expertise also extends to educational, institutional project types.

In particular, Ralph brings specialized knowledge to our renovation projects, developing adaptable, practical solutions to working with existing conditions. In the last several years, Ralph has honed his skills on a half-dozen parking structures, gathering insights into this building type.  

Ralph manages his team with a calm, steady approach to bring out the best from all players. He is comfortable leading teams on complex, large-scale, fast-track projects.

Enthusiastically embracing our team's collaborative approach to creating added value for every project, Ralph's work often attracts repeat business. He has many long-standing client relationships, including an impressive 30-year relationship with one sizeable retail developer.

Ralph is an enthusiastic leader who is dedicated, creative, and practical. He's supremely focused on driving every project to a successful conclusion.  

 It’s important to encourage confidence in your teammates to help them achieve more than they imagined possible.
Ralph Holmes


  •  Bachelor of Architecture University of Waterloo
  • Bachelor of Environmental Studies University of Waterloo