Tuugaalik High School – Postcard

Parkin recently mailed a postcard for the award winning Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat, Nunavut. This outstanding facility won an Honourable Mention in the Learning by Design Magazine. The project has added further northern expertise to our portfolio. The design team enjoyed learning about the unique requirements of a northern school and its cultural differences from its southern neighbours. To view the launched postcard, please click on the following link:

Parkin Architects a Leading Canadian Architectural Firm – Featured in Business Elite Canada

“Every building we design, be it a hospital or a prison, should reflect the values that define our society.” Robert Boraks, Director.

We are spending more of our time thinking about how the building environments we create influence the health of the people who are in them. ” Cameron Shantz, Director.

Parkin was featured in the May 2017 edition of Business Elite Canada.  Ours Directors share their views on design.   To learn how we are currently influencing society, implementing evidence-based research in design, and focusing on societal health, please visit the following link:


Arviat RCMP Detachment Facility – progress update

The construction of the RCMP detachment facility in Arivat, Nunavut has resumed after a four-month winter break. The contractor remobilized on site in early April to clear the site of snow and resume the exterior work. The building envelope will be completed over the next month, including installation of the exterior cladding, windows and doors. The exterior stairs, which are separate structures from the main building, are also being assembled over the next month. The interior work, which includes steel stud framing, mechanical and electrical rough-ins, is well underway.