© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin teaching design in post-secondary institutions

Parkin teaching design in post-secondary institutions

Parkin staff numbers over 150 experienced architects, designers, project managers, administrative staff, and LEED accredited professionals, many of whom are dedicated to specific market sectors. We believe in personalizing the design experience for clients and maintaining a hands-on approach to projects.  To create innovative solutions for our clients, we are at the forefront of industry
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Working in the Canadian North, an Architect’s Perspective

Working in the Canadian North, an Architect’s Perspective

Working in the Arctic for nearly 15 years is an experience like no other.  More importantly, working with the local Indigenous communities continues to be a learning opportunity.  The Arctic is a vast and beautiful landscape, covering a large area of the Canadian North.  This is a land of which most people are unaware and
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Clarington Police Complex – Phase 2: Under Construction

Clarington Police Complex – Phase 2: Under Construction

Construction is underway for the Clarington Police Complex – Phase 2 project. The $83M project has been awarded to Buttcon Limited.  Construction began in April 2022 with occupancy scheduled for April 2024. The new 19-acre site will expand the existing 17-acre Durham Regional Police Service complex. Two new buildings will be added in Phase 2.
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Gold Winner: Red Fish Centre for Mental Health and Addiction

Gold Winner: Red Fish Centre for Mental Health and Addiction

Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards 2022 has announced a Gold Award for Parkin’s Red Fish Centre for Mental Health and Addiction , located on səmiq̓ʷəʔelə in Coquitlam, BC (formerly the Riverview lands).  The core guiding design and construction principles reflect the values of the community and the Kwikwetlem First Nation (“KFN”). The Centre’s name is a reference to the sockeye salmon that once thrived in the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Advocates Sharing Knowledge to Build Better Communities

Parkin Advocates Sharing Knowledge to Build Better Communities

Parkin is an enthusiastic supporter of fostering collaboration, partnerships, and sharing knowledge to build better communities.  Employing experts in their fields of design, Parkin’s management team share their expertise/knowledge by teaching at universities and colleges through specialized curricula and participation in critiques to assist students in their studio thesis work.  These post-secondary institutions include Carleton University, University of
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | École Des Trois-Soleils: Status Update

École Des Trois-Soleils: Status Update

Construction for the high school expansion of Canada’s northernmost Francophone school, École des Trois-Soleils in Iqaluit, NU, is well underway this spring with the completion of rock socketed foundation piles. These are necessary so that the building is elevated above the ground, due to the challenging geotechnical conditions of Arctic bedrock and permafrost soil. The
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Participates in Round Table Discussion at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

Parkin Participates in Round Table Discussion at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

We are pleased to announce that Parkin Director, Robin Snell will be participating in an interactive roundtable discussion for the upcoming Healthcare Design Conference + Expo at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, October 8-11, 2022. Robin’s interactive roundtable discussion session with Cliff Harvey, Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health is titled “A New Standard for Healthcare
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | New Taloyoak High School – Taloyoak, Nunavut

New Taloyoak High School – Taloyoak, Nunavut

Parkin is delighted to have been appointed to design Taloyoak High School in Nunavut, another addition to our northern portfolio. The community of Taloyoak or Talurjuaq, formerly known as Spence Bay, is the northernmost community in mainland Canada. The region and local Inuit population known as Netsillingmiut carry a rich tradition of trapping, hunting, and
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Contributing to the new CSA Pilot

Parkin Contributing to the new CSA Pilot

Parkin is excited to be hosting and contributing drawings and graphics to the new Pilot CSA Z317.13-22 New Health Care Construction Project training modules, expected to be available to the public in June or July 2022.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

On Earth Day 2022, we renew our commitment to environmental protection and the decarbonization of healthcare facilities. The architecture of healthcare is only a small part of reducing the carbon footprint. It is the building and infrastructure, but it is much more than that. Sustainable architecture must be part of the systemic change that needs
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