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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Red Fish Healing Centre nearing completion

Red Fish Healing Centre nearing completion

Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction is located on the 244 acres of Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, BC. The core guiding design and construction principles reflect the values of the community and the Kwikwetlem First Nation (“KFN”).

The three-storey, 105-bed facility will set a new standard in healthcare and community design by incorporating natural light and views of the Riverview Lands and surrounding area, among many other therapeutic treatment elements. The project team worked closely with the KFN to identify opportunities to integrate wellness aspects of community design wherever feasible, such as exterior facade design and colour palette, landscaping, public art, and community and wellness gardens. EllisDon continues to work closely with the KFN to ensure that all work on site is being executed carefully and respectfully, being mindful of the history of these lands and the significance they hold to the First Nation peoples who live there.

The site is home to approximately 1,800 mature trees. Accommodating the high priority trees on the site defined the final design of the facility, and the stepped building stacking leverages views and sightlines within a challenging site topography. The relaxed and informal landscape design is intentionally in line with natural forms of the site, providing an immersive exterior healing environment.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Ford and Tong Surgical Suite

Ford and Tong Surgical Suite

Parkin recently completed a surgical suite for a team of plastic surgeons in an office building in the downtown core.  The fully equipped surgical suite allows patients to get the full complement of procedures outside of a hospital.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Royal Columbian Hospital—Phase Two

Royal Columbian Hospital—Phase Two

Parkin is pleased to be once again working with EllisDon, this time on Phase Two of the Royal Columbian Hospital design/build project.  The development comprises a new acute care tower with new beds for intensive care, cardiac intensive care, medical and surgical patients. Also included are a new emergency department, medical imaging unit, 25 operating
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Queensway Carleton Hospital Mental Health Renovations

Queensway Carleton Hospital Mental Health Renovations

Parkin extends congratulations to Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) for receiving funding approval for renovations and an addition to its Mental Health Unit.  We are proud to be working with QCH’s team on this exciting and rewarding project. Construction is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2021 and reach completion by 2023.  The redevelopment  includes
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Participates in Cornell University Research

Parkin Participates in Cornell University Research

Analyzing Human-Technology Parkin is as an industry partner for this Cornell Research Lab with Dr. Saleh Kalantari, Director of the Design and Augmented Intelligence Lab (DAIL) at Cornell. His research group investigates human/technology partnerships in the design process, and the resulting opportunities for innovation and creativity. Parkin Director, Robin Snell’s, research expertise stems from many
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Cellular Therapy Suite at SickKids

Cellular Therapy Suite at SickKids

Together with extensive experience in “clean room” and laboratory design, Parkin understands the requirements of current Health Canada regulatory standards for gene-modified and manipulated cellular therapeutic product production. As a result, Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children engaged the firm to design a new Cellular Therapy Suite that meets current and future needs of the hospital’s
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