© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design

Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design

Lynne Wilson Orr, a Parkin Principal, shares her experience with Healthcare Innovation Magazine on “Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design”. Lynne participated in a question and answers session addressing: design for patient and families with choices; environments in patient care delivery; creating a nurturing environment for patients, families and staff; and the built  environment in the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Work Place

Parkin Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Work Place

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, about one in five Canadians experiences mental health issues at some point during their working years. It is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy—and a
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Creating photorealistic visuals

Creating photorealistic visuals

Our expertise includes advanced uses of technology as a pillar to the design process–especially as facilitators of communicating design to clients, stakeholders, and the public. We use 3D renderings to create photorealistic visuals of the end product. This allows us to illustrate ideas before finalizing design concepts. For a glimpse of our photorealistic visuals, visit
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Robert Boraks to Present at American Institute of Architects Conference

Robert Boraks to Present at American Institute of Architects Conference

Robert Boraks, a Director of Parkin Architects Limited, will participate in a panel discussion on Behavioral Health within Correctional Facilities at the 2019 American Institute of Architects annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert specializes in the fields of Justice, Healthcare and Education, and has helped define the Parkin practice as providers of Social Architecture.
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Joseph Brant Hospital Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Joseph Brant Hospital Achieves LEED Silver Certification

The Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has achieved LEED Silver certification under LEED Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations. The Tower features several sustainability features, including: Low-flow and low-flush plumbing fixtures; Optimized building envelope with less than 40% window to wall ratio; High-efficiency pumps, fans, and other
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Peterborough Regional Health Centre Opens New Learning Centre

Peterborough Regional Health Centre Opens New Learning Centre

Parkin is pleased to have been the design team working with Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) on their new Learning Centre. After five years of planning, design and construction, PRHC has opened its new learning centre. The centre is named after Martin and Denise Pick, who donated most of the $3.1 million needed for the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Staff to Participate in EDAC Case Studies

Parkin Staff to Participate in EDAC Case Studies

Parkin’s EDAC Committee recently presented an office-wide introduction on new tools to allow staff to participate in Evidence Based Design (EBD) case studies and EDAC processes. An EBD Checklist and Database is available to Parkin’s offices in Toronto, Ottawa, and Vancouver. Exciting new research is underway in collaboration with Cornell University (Stay tuned!)

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | McMaster Children’s Hospital Published in Healthcare Snapshots

McMaster Children’s Hospital Published in Healthcare Snapshots

  We are excited to share that the McMaster Children’s Hospital project has been published on Healthcare Snapshots. In 2011, the hospital renovated and expanded the emergency department, while maintaining a safe environment for the existing facility to remain fully operational. The renovation has improved patient flows, overcome operational bottlenecks, and upgraded intradepartmental flows to
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | David E. Kampe Tower

David E. Kampe Tower

On April 29, 2019, BC’s Penticton Regional Hospital welcomed patients to its new, state-of the-art David E. Kampe Tower. “David E. Kampe Tower will deliver better care for families”, said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. ͞The facility has more beds, more operating rooms, state-of-the-art diagnostics, and easy access to a number of outpatient services. Parkin
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