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Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hotel Project

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Parkin had the pleasure of working closely with City of Ottawa building inspectors on Queensway Carleton Hospital’s (QCH) Hotel project.  At the time, Provincial orders allowed covid-related building projects to be fast tracked if building officials were included in the process.  Since hotels and hospitals are separately classified under the OBC, Parkin was retained by … Continued

A New Atrium, a New Heart for Kamloops’ Royal Inland Hospital

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Our November blog features the New Atrium at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops, BC. The blog details how a timely design query reconceived a merely functional space into a vibrant, multi-purpose atrium—an aptly metaphorical new heart for the hospital. Plans were unveiled in 2019 to address a much-needed patient-care tower. The $447 million, nine-storey … Continued

A New Atrium, a New Heart for Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops

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How a timely design query helped designers reconceive a merely functional space into a vibrant, multi-purpose atrium—an aptly metaphorical new heart for the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. In 2019, plans were unveiled for a much-needed patient-care tower at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops. When completed, the $447-million, nine-storey facility will comprise part of … Continued

Parkin Participates in Healthcare Design’s Take 5

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Parkin Senior Associate, Kyle Basilius, shares his thoughts on a net-zero future, new project delivery models, and healthcare’s role in Aboriginal reconciliation. A leading healthcare design professional, Kyle participated in Healthcare Design’s series Take 5, where leading design professionals tell us what’s caught their attention and share their ideas on the subject. To find out … Continued

North York General Hospital: Minor Procedures and Outpatient Services Centres

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North York General Hospital is a multi-site, healthcare provider located in Toronto. Their patient-centred approach is echoed throughout the organization and demonstrated within their care, performance, culture, employee engagement, and even their value statement, “Our patients come first in everything we do”. The goal of the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre relocation, further known as the … Continued

ACHA Certification Achievement

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Parkin congratulates Senior Associate, Kyle Basilius, for achieving admittance to the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) as a Board-Certified healthcare architect.  He is only the second practising architect in Canada to have received this certification. Kyle is now a part of an exclusive group of board-certified healthcare architects sought out for their expertise on … Continued

Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction

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Located on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə in Coquitlam, (formerly the Riverview lands), Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction is a new, leading-edge centre for mental health and addiction treatment and research in British Columbia. The core guiding design and construction principles reflect the values of the community and the Kwikwetlem First Nation (“KFN”). Parkin is … Continued

Parkin Associate Paul French shifts to senior consulting role

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After 16 years with Parkin, Paul French retired from his role as Senior Associate and Senior Contract Administrator, effective September 30, 2021. He now provides consulting services to Parkin as a Senior Contract Administrator for various institutional projects, continuing to support the firm to which he has been committed for so many years. Paul is … Continued


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