As we move towards a future where sustainability and rising energy prices play an increasingly important role in the design, development and construction of our built environment, the concept of Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is gaining momentum in the architectural industry. Read more
For facility visitors or patients, it is important that they be able to navigate within the facility quickly and with ease. What this comes down to is creating and incorporating highly organized and effective way-finding measures from the first steps of the design process. Read more
In recent years the WELL Building Standard has been gaining momentum in the design industry and focuses on creating built environments that can enhance users’ health and wellbeing. It is the first set of principles founded upon evidence-based medical and scientific research around building practice, design and development with a goal of improving human health.
The role of acoustics in healthcare design has been well documented, in particular, the detrimental effects of noise in healing environments. Excess noise can raise heart rate and blood pressure, increase pain after surgery, slow the healing process, and lengthen hospital stay. As architects and designers of healthcare facilities we can help mitigate the role of noise using specific acoustic principles and technology. Read more
It’s been another exhilarating and rewarding year for Parkin Architects Limited. We continued our work on a number of cutting-edge projects for the foremost healthcare, educational, recreation, justice, and research institutions across Canada.
Thank you to our incredible team. We wouldn’t be the award-winning firm we are today without your hard work and dedication. Together, we will continue to accomplish meaningful work and provide truly worthwhile services to our clients in the year ahead.
By Harland C. Lindsay, Director, Parkin Architects Limited
Our firm’s history started circa 1938, when John B. Parkin hung out his John B. Parkin Architect shingle in Toronto. Read more
By Mario Pistone, Vice President, Parkin Architects Limited
I still remember the childhood experience of magic with the View-Master – a red handset with two lenses for viewing stereoscopic slides bearing photographs and images of real and imaginary places, mounted on a rotary disc. Read more