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June 2019

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design

Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design

Lynne Wilson Orr, a Parkin Principal, shares her experience with Healthcare Innovation Magazine on “Rethinking Patient Care Facility Design”. Lynne participated in a question and answers session addressing: design for patient and families with choices; environments in patient care delivery; creating a nurturing environment for patients, families and staff; and the built  environment in the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Work Place

Parkin Promoting Mental Health Awareness in Work Place

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, about one in five Canadians experiences mental health issues at some point during their working years. It is estimated that mental illness costs the Canadian economy more than $50 billion per year in terms of healthcare service use, lost workdays and work disruptions. A healthy Canadian economy—and a
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Creating photorealistic visuals

Creating photorealistic visuals

Our expertise includes advanced uses of technology as a pillar to the design process–especially as facilitators of communicating design to clients, stakeholders, and the public. We use 3D renderings to create photorealistic visuals of the end product. This allows us to illustrate ideas before finalizing design concepts. For a glimpse of our photorealistic visuals, visit
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Robert Boraks to Present at American Institute of Architects Conference

Robert Boraks to Present at American Institute of Architects Conference

Robert Boraks, a Director of Parkin Architects Limited, will participate in a panel discussion on Behavioral Health within Correctional Facilities at the 2019 American Institute of Architects annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robert specializes in the fields of Justice, Healthcare and Education, and has helped define the Parkin practice as providers of Social Architecture.
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Joseph Brant Hospital Achieves LEED Silver Certification

Joseph Brant Hospital Achieves LEED Silver Certification

The Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington has achieved LEED Silver certification under LEED Canada for New Construction and Major Renovations. The Tower features several sustainability features, including: Low-flow and low-flush plumbing fixtures; Optimized building envelope with less than 40% window to wall ratio; High-efficiency pumps, fans, and other
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