SickKids – Intermediate Care Redesign for Ward 7C on Parkin’s YouTube Channel

The recently completed Intermediate Care Redesign for Ward 7C project, in the Slaight Atrium Building at SickKids is now on Parkin’s YouTube Channel. Take a guided tour and learn how the new physical layout optimizes nursing resources improve clinical outcomes, including improved patient satisfaction, and reduced length of stay and readmission rates. To get a glimpse of the space, click on:


Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) – Progress Report

Construction at PRH is progressing very quickly.  With only nine months left to occupancy, there are various trades on site working in unison.  Poured concrete for the tower is near completion and 95% sheathed, with the parkade structure poured up to level 1.  Exterior brick cladding is being installed on some of the lower levels of the Patient Care Tower (PCT) and the other cladding systems will begin once it is weather tight and insulated.  Painting, flooring and wall protection are underway on levels 1 and 2.  Levels 3 and 6 are at various stages of interior framing and boarding.

Special Citation Awarded to Tuugaalik High School

Parkin received a Special Citation award for excellence in educational facility design in the 2017 fall edition of American magazine, American School & University.  Tuugaalik High School (Naujaat, Nunavut, Canada) has been recognized for efforts in colour, patterns and materials.

The Jury’s comment states, “Great effort in using color, pattern, and simple materials to create a welcoming, contextural and inspired environment.”

In the same issue of American School & University, Robert Boraks, Parkin Director, participates in a Q&A session addressing changes in technology, educational interiors and sustainable initiatives in designing schools today.

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