The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre nearing completion

Parkin is currently working on The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, a new, eight-storey mental health and addictions facility located on the Vancouver General Hospital site. Opening late this summer, the Vancouver General Hospital site will provide short-term, acute care to people suffering from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychotic and mood disorders, and drug and alcohol addiction. The facility made The Globe and Mail. The article provides an insightful story about the donor and his personal experiences. To read more click on the following link:
Donations ‘lift the Saran Wrap off mental health’

Tuugaalik High School selected for Outstanding Design by 2017 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase

Tuugaalik High School, Naujaat, Nunavut has been selected to appear as an Outstanding Design in the 2017 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, the premier competition honouring education interiors excellence.

This year, the panel of Educational Interiors Showcase judges selected 70 projects to be featured in the August issue of American School & University. This list is posted on site at

Congratulations to the team for their outstanding achievement!

Health minister cuts ribbon for Providence Care Hospital

On May 25, 2017, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Erik Hoskins, cut the ribbon to officially open the new hospital.  The hospital is the first in North America to combine long-term mental health care, physical rehabilitation, and complex-care programs in one building.  The WHIG-STANDARD newspaper provides quotes from both Eric Hoskins and Kingston’s Islands MPP, Sophie Kiwala, praising the hospital’s state-of-the-art approach to health care.  To read more, click on:

Parkin participates in the First published Edition of CSA Z317.14-17 Wayfinding for Health Care Facilities

A member of CSA, Robin Snell, Parkin Principal/Shareholder, participated in development of the first edition of CSA Z317.14-17.  The ground-breaking new Standard is the first of its kind nationally and internationally and was created to guide the design, implementation and maintenance of wayfinding systems in health care facilities.  The Standard is available for purchase at the CSA store:

Note: The document is currently in the process of French translation.