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2014 in Review: A Look at Parkin Design Highlights

This was another exciting year for Parkin. We continue to work with some of the leading institutions in Canada on a number of innovative design projects. Of course, we wouldn’t be the award-winning firm we are today without the hard work and dedication of our partners, team members and employees. Thank you all for your incredible contributions.

Together, we will continue to accomplish valuable work and provide truly worthwhile services to our clients in the year ahead. We encourage you to follow along with us as we capture memorable designs on our blog, and to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

For now, here’s a look back at our firm highlights from 2014:

Awarded Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital

November, 2014

Parkin (together with EllisDon) was awarded the design-build finance project at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital, Burlington.

Capital Session – Platinum Sponsor at HealthAchieve 2014

October 29, 2014

The signature conference and exhibition of the Ontario Hospital Association for 90 years, HealthAchieve has long been one of the largest and most respected healthcare events in North America; the preeminent gathering place for healthcare and business leaders. Parkin was a Capital Session – Platinum Sponsor at this year’s conference.

Citation Award for Outstanding Designs: Specialized Facility

October 16, 2014

Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science Project in Waterloo, Ontario has been accepted for publication by American School & University magazine, and assigned an award in the category for Outstanding Designs – Specialized Facility.

Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford – Integrated Correctional Facility

October 16, 2014

Parkin in JV with Group 2, and with EllisDon, has been short-listed as one of the three teams to compete for the design-build-finance-maintain project at the new Saskatchewan Hospital North Battleford – Integrated Correctional Facility.

Shortlisted for Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital Project

September 30, 2014

Parkin in JV with Adamson, and with EllisDon, has been short-listed as one of the three teams to compete for the design-build-finance-maintain project at Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital.

Design-Build Team Selected for New Mental Health & Addictions Facility in Vancouver

August 5, 2014

The contract to design and build the Joseph & Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre – Vancouver’s newest mental health and addictions treatment facility— has been awarded to EllisDon Corporation in partnership with Parkin Architects.

Received 2014 International Mental Health Design Award

July 14, 2014

Parkin Architects Limited (in Joint Venture with architects Tillmann Ruth Robinson) received the 2014 International Mental Health Design award presented by the International Academy for Design and Health at the Awards Gala on Saturday July 12, 2014.

Winning Team for Fort St. James – Northern Health

June 2, 2014

Parkin, in association with Cornerstone, became part of the winning team for the Master Plan project.

Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Healthcare, St. Thomas Achieves LEED Gold Certification

May 6, 2014

The Joint Venture team of Parkin Architects Limited and architects Tillmann Ruth Mocellin is excited to announce that the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Healthcare, St. Thomas, recently achieved LEED Gold certification.  All PSOS mandatory credits were successfully met.

Participated in The Cubicle’s 50th Anniversary with Global TV

May 6, 2014

Parkin was interviewed on April 30, 2014 by Global TV, sharing views on the design of the cubicle,  “Celebrating its 50th Anniversary”.  Principal, R. Cameron Shantz, shares his views of team-building indoors.  To view the story click here.

Awarded Work with Halton Regional Police Services

May 6, 2014

In association with Rebanks Pepper Littlewood Inc., Parkin is pleased to be working on the new Halton Regional Police Services Headquarters to be constructed in Oakville. Construction bid documents are expected to be complete by early 2015.

Awarded Vernon Jubilee Hospital – Design Build

March 18, 2014

Stuart Olson Dominion Construction, with Parkin, has been selected as the preferred design builder. The contract is for the final design and construction of two 30-bed inpatient units in the shelled-in space on the sixth and seventh floors of the Polson tower.

Awarded Contract for Planning of New Penitentiary in Newfoundland

February 21, 2014

The Honourable Darin King, Minister of Justice, announced that the first contract related to the planning of a new facility to replace Her Majesty’s Penitentiary has been awarded to Parkin Architects Limited. Parkin will develop the facility program for a new penitentiary for the province.

Shortlisted for Milton District Hospital Expansion Project

February 6, 2014

Parkin in JV with WZMH (with EllisDon) was short-listed as one of three teams to compete for the design-build finance and maintain project at Milton District Hospital.

Received Award for The Southwest Regional Forensic Mental Health Centre, St. Thomas

February 5, 2014

The Southwest Regional Forensic Mental Health Centre received the 2013 Institutional Building Achievement Award at the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards Ceremony on February 4, 2014.

Thank you once again to everyone who has been a part of our 2014 success. We wish you all the best in the year ahead.


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