© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Promoting Workplace Health and Wellness

Parkin Promoting Workplace Health and Wellness

Back by popular demand, Parkin recently hosted another  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. | ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, Oakville Site

ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development, Oakville Site

ErinoakKids is the largest Children’s Treatment Centre in Ontario, providing treatment, rehabilitation and support services to children with disabilities in Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville. Part of Parkin’s role as PDC consultants for all three sites was to lead a multi-disciplinary consultant team, including functional programmers, engineers, accessibility consultants, ergonomists, food service consultants, landscape architects, and
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Robert Boraks, Director —Trends in Correctional Design

Robert Boraks, Director —Trends in Correctional Design

Parkin’s corrections and justice facilities expert writes on Trends in Correctional Design in Correctional News, July/August 2019, Volume 22, Number 4, page 40. Robert answers “What does it mean to be incarcerated in Canada?” commenting on trends towards normalization based on the belief that prisons should reflect the best of society’s values. For a glimpse
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Hosting Working at Heights Training

Parkin Hosting Working at Heights Training

Parkin is hosting three Working at Heights refresher training sessions in September, 2019 for all employees visiting projects sites. The firm is meeting Ministry of Labour requirements which require that certain workers complete a Working at Heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by a CPO-approved training provider,
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Benefits of Using Virtual Reality

Benefits of Using Virtual Reality

Helping our clients to fully understand our designs can be challenging. In the past, we have used drawings and three-dimensional models to convey our ideas. We now use Virtual Reality (VR) to immerse our clients into a virtual world, so that they can fully experience the proposed spaces. Click on the following link to experience
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | First Official Day of School in Kugaaruk

First Official Day of School in Kugaaruk

August 28, 2019 marked the first official day of school in the new K-12 Facility in Kugaaruk, following receipt of a substantial completion certificate from the Government of Nunavut on August 15. The entire Design Build Team (Parkin/Accutech/Kudlik Construction) is extremely pleased with this project and what it represents. Given all of the challenging conditions,
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Breaking Ground in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

Breaking Ground in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, recently marked the beginning of construction for the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook. Excavation is scheduled to begin in early September followed by the pouring of concrete foundations beginning in early October. The new seven-storey, 600,000 square-foot hospital will be connected to the 145-bed
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Northern Kugaaruk School Completed

Northern Kugaaruk School Completed

On March 01, 2017, Kugaaruk school was destroyed by fire, a tragedy that was felt throughout the entire community and region. The school was the only available educational facility in Kugaaruk. Over the course of an 8 week period , the Design Build Team (DBT) (Kudlik Construction Ltd., Parkin Architects Limited and Accutech Engineering) developed the
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