© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Hanover & District Hospital Level 1 & 2 OR Services Renovations

Hanover & District Hospital Level 1 & 2 OR Services Renovations

Parkin has planned the renovation of Hanover & District Hospital (HDH) to allow for the expansion of the existing surgical department and providing more preparation and recovery bays, a larger nurse station, and a new procedure room. Mechanical and electrical system upgrades were completed to meet current best practice guidelines. The goal of the renovation
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Staff Learn About High Performance Buildings

Parkin Staff Learn About High Performance Buildings

Purpose Building joined Parkin’s latest semi-monthly Friday breakfast session to share information on high performance buildings. The session outlined climate change and changing building regulations.  Purpose Building focused on where current market trends are headed and the emergence of new design paradigms that are helping designers respond and thrive. A discussion on new regulatory and voluntary frameworks included the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin participates in the City of Waterloo Mayor’s Breakfast

Parkin participates in the City of Waterloo Mayor’s Breakfast

Parkin will be assisting the City of Waterloo demonstrate the virtual reality (VR) experience at the Mayor’s Breakfast on April 2, 2019 at RIM Park (designed by Parkin in 2001). The City of Waterloo is enjoying the VR experience working with Parkin on the Waterloo Recreation Complex addition.  We are looking forward to sharing the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Healthcare Infrastructure Projects in Ontario

Healthcare Infrastructure Projects in Ontario

Parkin’s PDC/compliance project is listed as one of the many completed healthcare projects in Ontario. In early 2018, ErinoakKids opened three new facilities in Brampton, Oakville and Mississauga.  They are recognized as comprehensive regional centres offering coordinated care and support—in modern, fully accessible facilities—for children and youth who have disabilities and special needs. For more
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Endovascular Aneurysm Repair at William Osler Health System

Endovascular Aneurysm Repair at William Osler Health System

Parkin worked with William Osler Health System to develop a world class vascular interventional radiology hybrid suite at Brampton Civic Hospital. This highly specialized space is the centerpiece of the program—allowing traditional (open) surgical techniques to be used in combination with minimally invasive procedures to treat peripheral vascular and aortic disease. Hybrid ORs of other
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Promoting Workplace Health and Wellness

Parkin Promoting Workplace Health and Wellness

Back by popular demand, Parkin’s kicks-off the fifth annual massage clinic for employees.  Studies have shown that massage lowers stress, increases “feel good” hormones, and increases white blood cells, effectively boosting the immune system and its ability to function. Massage helps employees to feel rejuvenated, relaxed and energized, ready to approach their workload.  We are looking forward
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Director Robert Boraks Appointed Fellowship by the RAIC

Parkin Director Robert Boraks Appointed Fellowship by the RAIC

We are delighted to announce that Robert Boraks has been made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Robert is Parkin’s lead designer for justice, education and northern design. He has received appointments to government agencies focusing on environmental and heritage issues and has lectured at several universities. He has won a number
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | CHEO’s new Ophthalmology Clinic addresses new trends

CHEO’s new Ophthalmology Clinic addresses new trends

Parkin recently completed an ophthalmology clinic at The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) to ‘improve’ the existing layout, using existing clinic boundaries and code compliant solutions. The new clinical design addresses the client’s needs for identical clinical rooms―following  the latest  trends of triangular shaped rooms ―in order to allow  for improved Barrier free access,
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