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Health Sciences Centre (HSC), Women’s Hospital – Establishing the Design Charter

Women’s Hospital is located on a brown-field site adjacent to Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre. The project includes one level of underground parking, with tunnel and bridge connections to the rest of the campus. The new facility consolidates women’s health services from multiple sites at HSC Winnipeg into a single facility that includes ambulatory care clinics, birthing facilities, a women’s surgery suite, inpatient units, and a large NICU.

A Principal and shareholder at Parkin, (and University of Manitoba graduate), Lynne Wilson Orr is an architect and interior designer with a particular interest and expertise in the design and delivery of health facilities. She is an accomplished medical facilities planner and designer who focuses on conceptual planning, space programming, and design.

As the Principal-in-Charge/Clinical Planner for HSC Women’s Hospital, Lynne had a vested interest in the hospital as a former Winnipegger. Parkin has developed a series of videos that focus on Lynne’s experience designing and planning the hospital. The second video in the series “Establishing the Design Charter” is posted for viewing. To view this insightful video, please visit us on YouTube.

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