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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Architectural Blog Series – Introduction

Architectural Blog Series – Introduction

At Parkin, we truly appreciate the innovative work carried out by our talented team of designers and out-of-the-box thinkers. For this series of blogs we would like to highlight some of our projects to provide you with a more holistic view of our team’s capabilities. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Timeline | Foundation and Structure

New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Timeline | Foundation and Structure

On July 31, 2015, the New Oakville Hospital achieved substantial completion on time and on budget. Officially named the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), this new state-of-the-art hospital will open its doors to the public on December 13, 2015.

As we count down the weeks to the grand opening of the OTMH, join us as we reflect upon and celebrate the key milestones over the past four years of construction in our blog series. Next up in our series, we look at the first major milestone, the building and enclosing of all main structures, which was completed on time in September 2014. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | The Benefits of a Recreation Centre

The Benefits of a Recreation Centre

By Mario Pistone, Vice President, Parkin Architects Limited

Want to boost your community’s health, strengthen its bond, and gain an economic advantage?  Build a great recreation centre!

Health boost

The most obvious advantage of a recreation centre is the health benefit derived from physical activity. Access to a well designed, accessible and flexible-use centre allows citizens of all physical abilities to achieve personal successes and have fun, while sharing in the commitment to get fit. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Timeline | Breaking Ground

New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital Timeline | Breaking Ground

On July 31, 2015, the New Oakville Hospital achieved substantial completion on time and on budget. Officially named the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH), this new state-of-the-art hospital will open its doors to the public on December 13, 2015.

As we count down the weeks to the grand opening of the OTMH, join us as we reflect upon and celebrate the key milestones over the past four years of construction in our blog series. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Case Study | Dufferin Courthouse Expansion

Case Study | Dufferin Courthouse Expansion

Project Name:                      Dufferin Courthouse Expansion
Cost:                                     $8.9 million
Year of Completion:            2012

Overview

This project includes an addition to existing house, a new jury courtroom, intake court, judicial chambers, POA court support, new prisoner vehicle sallyport, Dufferin County offices and committee room, as well as interior renovations to the 1881 County Courthouse office areas. The assignment was to design a modern addition, which would be sympathetic to the original 1881 County Courthouse precinct which consists of the County Courthouse, County Jail and Registry Office and an office addition constructed in 1973. The addition had to unify the various structures, be respectful of the heritage structures and of the adjacent neighbourhood of single-family homes.
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