Parkin Awarded Additional Project at York Regional Police

York Regional Police headquarters will be moving to the third floor theCentralServicesBuilding. Approval was granted by The York Region Police Services Board on March 21, 2012 and design work will commence shortly.

The building is currently home to highly trained investigative and support officers and an administration team.  Following completion of the shelled in level 3, the building will house approximately 700 police employees in the 237,900-square-foot building.

Architect of record for theCentralServicesBuilding, Parkin has been awarded the project for work on the third floor and also designed York Region’s 2 District police station inRichmond Hill in 2004.

Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC)

Evidence-based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) was launched in 2008 by The Center for Health Design to further the promotion of Evidence Based Design and increase public awareness of the significance of research in healthcare design. As an Advocate firm, Parkin is one of only 25 architectural design firms in all of North America which dedicates that 25% of our healthcare designers will study for and pass the EDAC exam within a one year period.  By June 20, 2012 all certifications will be in place. With the launch of the new EDAC exam in April, several people will be ‘test driving’ the new version and will be reporting back on the differences.