Celebrating World Architecture Day

Every year, on the first Monday in October, we celebrate World Architecture Day, and the commitment by architects to our societies, our ecosystems, and our cities.

At Parkin, we are strong believers in the capacity for architecture to help solve social problems.  We are committed to designing innovative solutions that promote positive and enduring social change.

Over the past year, Parkin is proud to have volunteered its healthcare design expertise to assist L’Hopital provincial de Doba, Tchad, with its COVID-19 strategies, in collaboration with H.H. Angus, World Health Organization (WHO), and the International Federation of Healthcare Engineering (IFHE).  Parkin Director, Robin Snell, commenting on the experience said, “It was our privilege to collaborate with the WHO representatives and project team. We were inspired by the challenge to develop a circulation and planning strategy for infection prevention and control within the context of the existing infrastructure, and the essential need to minimize capital and operating costs.”

This month, Parkin is hosting a design competition internally to provide a community-based solution for Camp Couchiching.  We look forward to seeing our talented staff’s creative solutions.

Below we have highlighted some of our projects from current to past years that promote positive and enduring social change:

Hospital: Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

Sustainability: York Regional Police, #1 District Headquarters

Recreation: Waterloo Recreation Complex

Justice: Rankin Inlet Healing Facility

Community:  Arviligruaq Ilinniarvik School

Technology:  Click here for Parkin Showcasing Designs in VR