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Parkin Sponsors and Participates in the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) Seminar at The Ottawa Hospital

Parkin is a sponsor and participant at CCHF’s Seminar, Transforming Healthcare Environments, at The Ottawa Hospital on May 15 and 16, 2017.  Robert Boraks, a Parkin director and shareholder, will be presenting with Peter Thompson, Director, Planning and Facilities Redevelopment, Queensway Carleton Hospital (“QCH”) Nepean.  They will be discussing Acute Care for the Elderly (“ACE”) Strategies and the Design of QCH’s ACE Unit: Transformation of In-Hospital Elderly Care.

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 Sponsoring Carleton University Course

 

Parkin Architects Limited is sponsoring an architectural course at Carleton University. Titled “Extreme Environments – Social and Environmental Infrastructure for Naujaat”, the course introduces second year Masters of Architecture students to the challenges and opportunities of designing in Canada’s far north. 

The Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton thought it important that Canadian students be exposed to a large and important portion of Canada’s land mass that receives insufficient thought and attention. Due to its portfolio of award winning arctic projects, Parkin was approached by the School to help support and teach the course. Parkin was delighted to respond.

Parkin’s arctic portfolio includes a hospital, a prison, a police station and four schools. Parkin was also the lead designer for a P3 pursuit of the Iqaluit International Airport. The course is being taught by Robert Boraks, a Parkin director and design lead for the firm’s northern work. When asked about his experience leading the studio, he responded by saying that the experience has been, “Wonderful! The students have been very receptive to opening themselves to nuances of the north and have, as a result, produced exceptional work.”  The School has expressed an interest in continuing and expanding its commitment to Canada’s north.

Canstruction Creation Wins Again!

Having won the Best Use of Labels award in the 2016 Canstruction Toronto competition, the Entuitive/PCL/Parkin submission has now been named as the recipient of one of eight Canstruction International awards! Our creation (cappuccino cup) was chosen from a pool of over 1200 submissions across 150 cities, and is the only winner from Canada. Awards will be presented in Orlando in late April.

A picture can be found on the website below on the 5th tab.

http://www.canstruction.org/exhibition

Parkin to Design New Mental Health Centre

Coquitlam, BC:  The Provincial Health Services Authority has selected EllisDon Corporation – Parkin Architects Western Ltd. as the preferred proponent to design and build the new Centre for Mental Health and Addiction on the Riverview lands. 

The new 105-bed facility will provide specialized inpatient treatment services for adults who have complex and severe substance use and mental health challenges.  The facility will replace the current Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.

For more information click on:     http://www.bcmhsus.ca/recent-news-releases/2017/03/31/preferred-proponent-selected-for-centre-for-mental-health-and-substance-use

Providence Care Hospital – Open House Celebration

Providence Care Hospital hosted an open house on April 1, 2017, in celebration of the completion of its new healthcare facilities—another major healthcare project accomplishment by Parkin, in joint venture with Adamson Associates Architects.  

The new hospital brings together rehabilitation, complex medical care, restorative rehabilitative care, respite care, seniors rehabilitative care, palliative care and mental health programs that were previously located at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services (MHS) buildings. The facility has a 270-bed state-of-the-art care environment for patients and clients, and a modern, improved, work environment for physicians, staff and volunteers.

For more information on the design click on:  http://www.providencecare.ca/providence-care-hospital/new-hospital-design/

Parkin Sponsors and Participates in the Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities (CCHF) Seminar at The Ottawa Hospital

Parkin is a sponsor and participant at CCHF’s Seminar, Transforming Healthcare Environments, at The Ottawa Hospital on May 15 and 16, 2017.  Robin Snell, a Parkin principal and shareholder, is one of the presenters addressing Master Planning for Multiple Sites:  Edmonton Zone 2030 – A Transforming Planning Methodology.  Valuable insights will be touched on to provide inspiration and challenge ways of thinking.

Parkin Hiring Contract Administrators

Parkin has a rewarding position for a seasoned construction contract administrator. The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in architecture or architectural technology, and have worked at least 5 years as a firm but fair contract administrator. He or she should be fully conversant with the CCDC2 construction contract format. Familiarization with institutional projects would be an asset.  Resumes, complete with references, will be accepted until March 31, 2017.

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

Please forward resumes by e-mail only to David Driscoll, Director, driscoll@parkin.ca.

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.