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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | The Benefits of Pet Therapy

The Benefits of Pet Therapy

It’s common knowledge that owning a pet can improve the quality of life for the owner, providing companionship and often encouraging a more active lifestyle, but recent studies show that pets can also provide a therapeutic benefit for patients in a healthcare context. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Education Trends

Education Trends

Generation Z—those born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s―are coming of age and, as “digital natives”, are changing the world around them. This generation was born into the world of the Internet and has never known a time without instant access to a wide range of information. Their technology-enabled upbringing has also led them to learn differently than did previous generations, including the Millennial generation. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Designing A Better Police Station

Designing A Better Police Station

The local police station is an essential thread in the fabric of every community. Its presence provides security to the residents and is a reminder that the neighbourhood is protected.  Views are changing, however, on how local police forces want to interact with their communities, and how their stations can be designed to facilitate these changes. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Five Trends That Will Disrupt Healthcare

Five Trends That Will Disrupt Healthcare

The healthcare landscape is going through an unprecedented transformation. Disruptive technology, an ageing population, rising healthcare costs, and empowered patients who want a greater say in healthcare decisions; all have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, treatments and delivery of care. Read more

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Helping a Community in Need: Cape Dorset High School

Helping a Community in Need: Cape Dorset High School

In the late summer of 2015, Peter Pitseolak High School in Cape Dorset, Nunavut was destroyed by fire.  It was a devastating setback for this tightly-knit community of 1,400 people, just two weeks into the new school year.  Not only did this directly affect the 150 students and 22 staff members, but also the many community members and organizations that used the high school building for meetings and cultural events. Read more

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