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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | COVID-19 Screening and Testing—Portable Solution | Parkin Recognized as Team Member in Microsoft Blog

COVID-19 Screening and Testing—Portable Solution | Parkin Recognized as Team Member in Microsoft Blog

Microsoft partners Insight and PCL Construction have joined industry leaders to create a safe way to conduct COVID-19 screening and testing. This process is crucial to providing vital medical help for patients while preventing further spread of the virus. The team has created the Citizen Care Pod, a Smart Screening and Testing Pod (SSTP), equipped with AI and IoT technologies.

The first CSA® certified Citizen Care Pod prototypes have been manufactured by PCL in Alberta and Ontario, allowing testing and triage outside hospitals and other venues, such as office buildings, sporting facilities, and other public spaces.

The team of industry leaders includes a collaboration among:

Architectural: Parkin Architects, WZMH Architects

Engineering: Quasar Consulting Group, Loring, Stephenson Engineering

Technology: TrakIT, GOJO, Bosch, Dell Technologies, Insight, PCL, Microsoft Azure, Baka

To read more on this fascinating project click here.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Photography Challenge

Parkin Photography Challenge

Parkin announces the winners of its in-house Architectural Photography Challenge. It intent was to allow our highly creative staff to share and compete with their architectural photography inspirations. Participants selected themes in which to capture and tell a story through architecture. The responses were incredibly imaginative. After a total of 85 votes, these are the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS)

International Association of People-Environment Studies (IAPS)

Parkin Director, Robert Boraks, has been invited to speak about the evolution of youth incarceration at the IAPS 26th annual conference. Originally scheduled to take place in Quebec City—for the first time ever in North America—it will be held  on-line, June 21–25, 2020, due to the pandemic. ABOUT IAPS Formed officially in 1981, but with
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Canada’s First Virtual Pediatric Emergency Room

Canada’s First Virtual Pediatric Emergency Room

During this unprecedented crisis, it has been reported that patients have been refraining from visiting hospital emergency rooms (ERs). The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) has responded to this noted fact by providing a temporary pediatric ER. Parkin designed an emergency ambulatory respiratory clinic―referred to as an FRI (Frequent Respiratory Infections clinic―in a recently
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