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Canada’s First WELL® Certified Hospital

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Parkin (in joint venture with Adamson Associates) is excited to be leading the design team for Canada’s first WELL® Certified hospital.  Following extensive evaluations of responses to an October 2021 request for competitive proposals, EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare (EDIH) has been selected as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, and maintain the new South Niagara … Continued

Mario Pistone, OAA, Director

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Parkin Architects is elated to announce the election of Mario Pistone as a Director of the Board.  With 25 years of experience at Parkin and expertise in a wide variety of project types and delivery models, Mario brings a wealth of innovation and crucial knowledge to our ongoing succession strategy.

Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice — Awards Competition

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Parkin fosters collaboration, partnerships, and the sharing of knowledge to build better communities. Our management team participate in associations dedicated to this mission. Parkin’s Justice sector leaders, (Richard Huot, and Roberta Somlo, serve on the executive committee of the Canadian Academy of Architecture for Justice (CAAJ).  Comprising architects, designers, and allied professionals working in the … Continued

A Sustainable Approach: Organic Design Principles in Healthcare Architecture

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Organic architecture is a design philosophy that emphasizes the harmony between human habitation and the natural world.  Perhaps the most famous example of this philosophy is Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Fallingwater—a building that seems to grow out of its very surroundings.  Wright designed the building to be a retreat for its owners, a space for … Continued

Designing The Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex

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Parkin’s vision is to create environments that positively impact lives. We foster collaboration, partnerships, and the sharing of knowledge to build better communities. The interior design for Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) focused on details to establish character for the complex’s diverse functions and users. Attention to combining practicality and functionality with innovation and ingenuity, … Continued

Parkin Projects Featured: Archello

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We are excited to announce that both Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care building, (designed by Parkin Architects in joint venture with aTRR), and Providence Care Hospital, (designed by Parkin Architects and Adamson Associates), are featured on Archello’s homepage and Facebook pages.

Parkin Exceeds Customer Expectations

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Parkin has a robust and established process in the application of BIM in the development of design and construction documents for major institutional projects, particularly in healthcare and related fields.  Parkin has always been on the cutting edge of technological innovation in document production and has long recognized the opportunity and importance of an integrated … Continued

Parkin Promotions 2022

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As we look to the future of our practice, we encourage our people to be leaders and design meaningful and enriching environments that will positively impact lives. In recognition of significant contributions to projects across our Healthcare, Justice and Recreation sectors, and committee work, Parkin is excited to announce sixteen promotions including four new appointments … Continued

Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (WMRC) Expansion

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As architect of record for the WMRC, (completed in 1993), we are thrilled  to have completed the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex Expansion project in September 2022. The two-storey expansion includes the Civic Front addition; a new gymnasium with support spaces, the renovation of existing multi-purpose and pool change room spaces, plus the new Community Pavilion … Continued


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