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September 2017

RCMP in Arviat nearing completion

Parkin has enjoyed designing another great new facility in the far north.  This 5,000 sq.ft. RCMP building in Arviat will be complete at the end of October, 2017.  The building is a steel structure built on steel piles with an arctic foundation system. The building envelope is designed to exceed the requirements of the Good
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Post-Occupancy Evaluation of a Mental Healthcare Facility Based on Staff Perceptions of Design Innovations – HERD Magazine

Parkin participated in a post occupancy evaluation (POE) study to examine the effectiveness of three specific design innovations in a mental health facility.  The facilities involved were Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Healthcare and Parkwood Institute.  The study provides a model for the implementation of POE approaches in a mental healthcare context. For a summary
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Fall 2017 issue of American School & University (Architectural Portfolio) – Tuugaalik High School, Naujaat, Nunavut

Tuugaalik High School, Naujaat, Nunavut has been has been awarded a Special Citation in the 2017 American School & University Architectural Portfolio—the premier showcase celebrating the best in education design. 2017 Jury comments – “Great effort in using color, pattern, and simple materials to create a welcoming, contextural and inspired environment.” This is the second
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