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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Director Mark Michasiw shifts to Principal role

Parkin Director Mark Michasiw shifts to Principal role

After 25 years with Parkin, Mark Michasiw has stepped down from his role as Director. Mark will continue to work for Parkin Architects in the role of Principal, providing his expertise and leadership across all of his current and upcoming projects.

We are delighted to have Mark’s continued support and commitment. Mark Michasiw has played a senior leadership role in many aspects of practice, design, client relations, and problem solving. Of his 40 years practicing architecture, over half of his career has focused on healthcare design, relishing the challenges posed by one of architecture’s most challenging specialties. Mark offers significant experience in all aspects of project development, from feasibility studies, programming, master planning through detailed design, construction documentation and implementation.

His involvement in numerous forms of project delivery, (including 10 years in Design-Build, Build-Finance and DBFM models), has reinforced Mark’s knowledge base of various delivery methods. Mark’s expertise includes clinical planning for key departments such as Emergency, Ambulatory Care, ICU/CCU, Interventional Radiology and Surgical Suite.

Mark has also worked on various mental health projects including Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Restigouche Hospital Centre.  His experience with Interventional Radiology is exampled by his involvement in Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie and most recently the Brain and Heart Project at St. Michael’s Hospital. His work in Eastern Canada has been highly recognized in Upper River Valley Hospital, Saint John Regional Hospital and Restigouche Hospital Centre, Campbellton, NB, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Charlottetown, PEI and various projects in Nova Scotia including; Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Glace Bay Hospital, South Shore Regional Hospital and Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Emergency Department Planning projects have also formed part of Mark’s portfolio – Cape Breton Regional, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Saint John Regional Hospital, Upper River Valley Hospital and Aberdeen Hospital.

Mark’s focus remains the delivery of excellent design of complex projects with top-level service to Parkin clients and the institutions they represent.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hotel Project

Queensway Carleton Hospital’s Hotel Project

Parkin had the pleasure of working closely with City of Ottawa building inspectors on Queensway Carleton Hospital’s (QCH) Hotel project .  At the time, Provincial orders allowed covid-related building projects to be fast tracked if building officials were included in the process.  Since hotels and hospitals are separately classified under the OBC, Parkin was retained by OCH
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Participates in Healthcare Design’s Take 5

Parkin Participates in Healthcare Design’s Take 5

Parkin Senior Associate, Kyle Basilius, shares his thoughts on a net-zero future, new project delivery models, and healthcare’s role in Aboriginal reconciliation. A leading healthcare design professional, Kyle participated in Healthcare Design’s series Take 5, where leading design professionals tell us what’s caught their attention and share their ideas on the subject. To find out
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | North York General Hospital: Minor Procedures and Outpatient Services Centres

North York General Hospital: Minor Procedures and Outpatient Services Centres

North York General Hospital is a multi-site, healthcare provider located in Toronto. Their patient-centred approach is echoed throughout the organization and demonstrated within their care, performance, culture, employee engagement, and even their value statement, “Our patients come first in everything we do”. The goal of the Branson Ambulatory Care Centre relocation, further known as the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | ACHA Certification Achievement

ACHA Certification Achievement

Parkin congratulates Senior Associate, Kyle Basilius, for achieving admittance to the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) as a Board-Certified healthcare architect.  He is only the second practising architect in Canada to have received this certification. Kyle is now a part of an exclusive group of board-certified healthcare architects sought out for their expertise on
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