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Hiring – Architects, Healthcare Planners, Project Managers & Technologists

Parkin is looking for skilled and motivated people to join our
teams in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.

We need experienced Architects, Healthcare Planners, Project Managers and Technologists.

Send resumes to:

Toronto office: David Driscoll – driscoll@parkin.ca
Ottawa office: Robert Boraks – boraks@parkin.ca
Vancouver office: John MacSween – macsween@parkin.ca

Providence Care Hospital – Postcard

Parkin recently issued a postcard for Providence Care Hospital in Kingston, Ontario. The hospital is the first in North America to combine long-term mental health care, physical rehabilitation, and complex-care programs in one building. The WHIG-STANDARD newspaper provides quotes from both Eric Hoskins and Kingston’s Islands MPP, Sophie Kiwala, praising the hospital’s state-of-the-art approach to health care. To see our postcard and read the quotes, please click on:

The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre nearing completion

Parkin is currently working on The Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre, a new, eight-storey mental health and addictions facility located on the Vancouver General Hospital site. Opening late this summer, the Vancouver General Hospital site will provide short-term, acute care to people suffering from depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, psychotic and mood disorders, and drug and alcohol addiction. The facility made The Globe and Mail. The article provides an insightful story about the donor and his personal experiences. To read more click on the following link:
Donations ‘lift the Saran Wrap off mental health’

Tuugaalik High School selected for Outstanding Design by 2017 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase

Tuugaalik High School, Naujaat, Nunavut has been selected to appear as an Outstanding Design in the 2017 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, the premier competition honouring education interiors excellence.

This year, the panel of Educational Interiors Showcase judges selected 70 projects to be featured in the August issue of American School & University. This list is posted on SchoolDesigns.com site at
http://schooldesigns.com/Educational-Interiors-Showcase.aspx.

Congratulations to the team for their outstanding achievement!

Health minister cuts ribbon for Providence Care Hospital

On May 25, 2017, Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Erik Hoskins, cut the ribbon to officially open the new hospital.  The hospital is the first in North America to combine long-term mental health care, physical rehabilitation, and complex-care programs in one building.  The WHIG-STANDARD newspaper provides quotes from both Eric Hoskins and Kingston’s Islands MPP, Sophie Kiwala, praising the hospital’s state-of-the-art approach to health care.  To read more, click on:

http://www.thewhig.com/2017/05/25/health-minister-cuts-ribbon-on-hospital

Parkin participates in the First published Edition of CSA Z317.14-17 Wayfinding for Health Care Facilities

A member of CSA, Robin Snell, Parkin Principal/Shareholder, participated in development of the first edition of CSA Z317.14-17.  The ground-breaking new Standard is the first of its kind nationally and internationally and was created to guide the design, implementation and maintenance of wayfinding systems in health care facilities.  The Standard is available for purchase at the CSA store:  http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/health-care-facility-engineering/z31714-17/invt/27041882017

Note: The document is currently in the process of French translation.

Tuugaalik High School – Postcard

Parkin recently mailed a postcard for the award winning Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat, Nunavut. This outstanding facility won an Honourable Mention in the Learning by Design Magazine. The project has added further northern expertise to our portfolio. The design team enjoyed learning about the unique requirements of a northern school and its cultural differences from its southern neighbours. To view the launched postcard, please click on the following link:

Parkin Architects a Leading Canadian Architectural Firm – Featured in Business Elite Canada

“Every building we design, be it a hospital or a prison, should reflect the values that define our society.” Robert Boraks, Director.

We are spending more of our time thinking about how the building environments we create influence the health of the people who are in them. ” Cameron Shantz, Director.

Parkin was featured in the May 2017 edition of Business Elite Canada.  Ours Directors share their views on design.   To learn how we are currently influencing society, implementing evidence-based research in design, and focusing on societal health, please visit the following link:

http://www.businesselitecanada.com/emag/may-2017/files/assets/basic-html/index.html#49