Rankin Inlet Healing Facility

Parkin has recently mailed out a postcard for the Rankin Inlet Healing Facility.  We launch quarterly postcards of recently completed and professionally photographed projects.  Completion of this project has added to our Northern experience portfolio.  The design team who worked on this project enjoyed the unique experience it offered.  To view the launched postcard, please click on the following link.

Parkin Compliance Architect for ErinoakKids

Parkin was officially appointed Compliance Architect for ErinoakKids on October 12, 2012.  Parkin will lead the planning, design, and compliance aspects of the ErinoakKids redevelopment project, which involves the design and construction of new facilities in Brampton, Mississauga and Halton.  Our team is excited to be working on this project as some have a personal interest working on children’s treatment centres.  To view the media release click on the link below.

http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=2147489454

Parkin HealthAchieve 2012 Exhibitor

For the past 4 years Parkin has been an exhibitor at the Annual HealthAchieve Conference.  We are pleased to host our exhibit at HealthAchieve 2012 for existing and potential clients taking the opportunity to talk to them about our involvement and innovative architecture in today’s healthcare industry.  Please come by to visit our booth no. 813 at this year’s conference.  The following link consists of the Hospital News HealthAchieve 2012 supplement.

http://www.hospitalnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/OHA-2012.pdf

Woodstock General Hospital Receives LEED Silver Accreditation

Woodstock General Hospital has been notified by CaGBC that it has achieved LEED Silver certification. Sustainability is important for the hospital, the community, and the planet as a whole. The hospital made a commitment early in the project to pursue LEED certification.  This required the designers, the constructors and the hospital to work diligently to incorporate sustainable features and processes into the project. We are proud to have achieved silver certification.

 Under the Project Agreement, the constructor, EllisDon was obligated to receive LEED certification for the project within 24 months of substantial completion, but was able to achieve LEED Silver within 15 months. This achievement was realized with efforts of the entire design team which consisted of Parkin Architects, WalterFedy, Vertechs, Enermodal Engineering and Seawood Solutions, with Woodstock Hospital, EllisDon and Honeywell.

 The team has been successful in securing two challenging “Innovation in Design” Credits; one for “Low-Emitting Systems Furniture” through the Hospital’s purchase of Green-Guard Certified furnishings, and another titled “Places of Respite”, as a result of our  innovative courtyard designs which provide a healthy healing atmosphere for patients, and a de-stressing environment for visitors and hospital staff.

The project received an overall score of 35 of 37 targeted points – well above the 33 point threshold for LEED Silver.