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April 2020

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Messages

Parkin Messages

Standing together as a united front, our Parkin family reach out with messages to the world during this unprecedented time of crisis. We will continue to monitor the situation and take the steps necessary to operate at the same level of support and service delivery. As always, we are available at any time to discuss
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Canadian Architect Reports on COVID-19: Portable Virus Testing Centre (PVTC)

Canadian Architect Reports on COVID-19: Portable Virus Testing Centre (PVTC)

Since early April, the PVTC team: WZMH Architects; Quasar Consulting Group; Loring Consulting Engineers Inc; Stephenson Engineering Ltd; PCL Construction; Camillion Corp; Microsoft; and Parkin Architects Limited, (with additional support from suppliers) have been working diligently on the design of the portable testing centre. Expected to go into production soon, the units are designed for
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Support during the COVID-19 Crisis

Support during the COVID-19 Crisis

The construction industry continues to explore ways to support those battling the COVID-19 crisis. Parkin is excited to be a part of a team that has brainstormed ideas to provide a series of portable testing centres.  Staff from WZMH and Camillion Corp, Quasar Consulting Group, Loring Consulting Engineers Inc., Stephenson Engineering Ltd., and Parkin Architects
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Mindfulness at Parkin

Mindfulness at Parkin

Parkin scheduled a workshop for staff via teleconference with Dr. Heather Drummond, mental health and well-being counsellor. The one hour session related to Mindfulness Stress Reduction to help our staff cope with self and social isolation during COVID-19. Dr. Drummond took the staff through a mind-soothing session that included: opening meditation, mindfulness meditation, different types
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Helping in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Helping in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Architect (magazine) reached out with an article asking firms with access to a 3D printer to participate in a printing initiative to create visor frames for use by the medical community in treating COVID-19 patients at Toronto’s Michael Garron Hospital. With the use of an instructional video and an STL template for the frames,
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Northern School Award – Arvilligruaq Illiniarvik School

Northern School Award – Arvilligruaq Illiniarvik School

Parkin submitted the Arvilligruaq Illiniarvik School project for the spring 2020 LEARNING BY DESIGN Educational Facilities Design Awards. The submission was judged by a jury of five architects and educational facility specialists. They determined that: the school met the judging criteria, is of contemporary learning space standard, exhibits design attributes that others may emulate, and
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