Honourable Mention Award for Tuugaalik High School

Parkin received an Honourable Mention and National Recognition award for excellence in educational facility design in the 2017 spring edition of American magazine, LEARNING BY DESIGN, the premier source of education design, innovation and excellence.  Tuugaalik High School (Naujaat, Nunavut, Canada) has been recognized for its overall plan, architectural design and attributes worthy of imitation.

The magazine nominated 59 outstanding projects, of which the Nunavut high school is the only project located outside the USA. In addition, 11 of those projects received special awards from the magazine, one of which went to Tuugaalik High School.

The Jury’s comments state, “Smart design for climate and community needs. Use of laminated wood beams in the Kiva is a thoughtful detail for this significant space.  Thank you for providing the metrics for measuring outcomes! This took a great deal of understanding and engagement to fully adapt and incorporate local cultural ideals. Great use of colors, spaces, and CTE education.”

 

 

Parkin Hiring to Make a Difference

The Ottawa office of Parkin Architects Limited wishes to hire experienced individuals who are interested in contributing to the design and delivery of buildings that make a difference in people’s lives. Parkin specializes in social infrastructure across the country, including healthcare, justice (prisons and courts), and educational projects. The office has a strong record of working with indigenous communities, and has established a niche in arctic architecture.

Intermediate-to-senior technicians, registered architects and interior designers, who are experienced in AutoCAD and Revit – and who look forward to taking on unique challenges – are encouraged to deliver their resumes to ottawa@parkin.ca. Resumes will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

While we appreciate the interest of all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Shortlisted for Michael Garron Hospital, A Division of Toronto East Health Network – Phase 1 New Patient Care Tower Project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Michael Garron Hospital (formerly Toronto East General Hospital), a division of Toronto East Health Network, shortlisted three companies to design, build and finance the new patient care tower project at the hospital. Parkin is happy to announce that we are part of one of the short-listed teams.

 For more information visit:  http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/Short-Listed-Proponents-Named-Michael-Garron-Hospital/

Prequalified for West Park Healthcare Centre Development Project

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and West Park Healthcare Centre (WPHC) have announced three teams prequalified to design, build, finance and maintain the facility’s hospital development project in Toronto.  Parkin is happy to announce that we are part of one of the short-listed teams.

For more information visit:  http://www.infrastructureontario.ca/Short-Listed-Proponents-Named-West-Park-Healthcare-Centre/

Parkin Director Appointed as Visiting Scholar at Carleton University

On the recommendation of the Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Parkin Director, Robert Boraks, has accepted an appointment on a temporary basis as Visiting Scholar at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, effective January 1, 2017.

Robert is privileged to have been offered this appointment and looks forward to fulfilling many professional and personal opportunities.

Gold Award Winner for Infrastructure – New Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital

Celebrating Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships, CCPPP (The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships) announced the 2016 National Awards Recipients.

As the architects of record (Parkin Architects Limited in JV with Adamson Associates Architects), we are proud to share the good news.  Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital is the recipient of the Gold Award for Infrastructure.  The new hospital replaces a legacy hospital. It has the capacity for 457 inpatient beds and additional space to accommodate up to 602 beds in the future.

Noted in the CCPPP posting, “the Awards Panel took particular note of how the new hospital acted as a core economic stimulant as an “anchored tenant” for the Oakville region. Panelists were particularly impressed that community input led to the success of the project.”

 

SickKids’ Resuscitation/Trauma Room Opens

 Exciting news! The resuscitation/trauma room at SickKids opens today.

Visited by The Honorable Dr. Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, on March 31, 2016, the unit is now ready for its first patient.  Parkin’s involvement has been rewarding.

2016 Canstruction Award Winner

Good News!  For those who follow Parkin on social media you’ve already heard, our Team (Entuitive/PCL/Parkin) won an award for “Best Use of Labels”.

There is one more award up for grabs, ”The People’s Choice Award” which you can vote for through social media.  Please follow the link below to vote.  Please share and get your family and friends to vote too! https://www.facebook.com/canstructionTO/photos/a.683894841649103.1073741828.683883871650200/1120810461290870/?type=3&theater

Our team did a terrific job!  Thank you to everyone who participated. 

Congratulations!