Parkin is proud to be a part of the uOttawa’s team for the Advanced Medical Research Centre feasibility study. The study identifies opportunities and challenges associated with the expansion of medical laboratory capacity and explores how the Ottawa Health Sciences Centre and regional partners could participate in the process. As part of the analysis, Parkin led several successful visioning and stakeholder engagement sessions with both uOttawa and OHSC partners.
Commissioned to undertake a master planning and feasibility study to assist in the development of a multi-story Heavy Wet Laboratory at the OHSC, Parkin accommodated the University’s laboratory and teaching needs. The facility will house laboratory and support services for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and The Ottawa Hospital, in addition to other private and public sector partners.
Maclean’s recently ranked uOttawa among Canada’s leading medical doctoral universities and one of the top recipients of science research grants. To read more about this exciting project and to see Parkin’s rendition of the new facility, click HERE.
Quoted by Richard Huot, Project Architect, Parkin Principal, “We started our work on this vision at the onset of the pandemic, not knowing what would happen in the world around us and working fully remotely to protect our clients and staff. In that context, our team’s goal was to create the groundwork for a truly innovative research building, not just for the great researchers at uO but for the best and brightest from around the world to help prevent the next potential pandemic. We are proud of our work and hope that, thanks to the research that will be completed here, it will contribute to the world’s future health and to saving lives around the globe.”