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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin participates in Sustainable Labs Canada

Parkin participates in Sustainable Labs Canada

Parkin Principal, David Driscoll, has been a member of SLCAN (https://slcan.ca/) since its inception in 2013. Sustainable Labs Canada is a volunteer organization of Canadians interested in ensuring that we have sustainable labs in our communities. SLCAN presents monthly webinars on topics of interest to the public and private sectors with an interest in academic, clinical and research labs, sustainability experts, and lab design teams. On May 6, SLCAN sponsored a virtual session hosted by Thomas Smith, President and CEO of 3Flow. Thomas presented an informative session on An Aerosolized Pathogen Response Plan for Indoor Environments.

David had the following observations after the session:

When people return to the workplace while COVID19 is still spreading in the community, they tend to be concerned about the ventilation in those spaces. Thomas explained that, since the potential source of the infection is coming from an infected individual who is in the space, the ventilation air above the ceiling is extremely unlikely to be a source of the virus.  The ventilation in the room will be circulating the aerosolized droplets expelled by the infected person until they fall to the floor and become unviable. Anyone in that room may be exposed to these. The installation of HEPA filtration units in the space may be able to trap some of these droplets and reduce the amount of time that they are being circulated; however, if you are speaking to the infected person, or if you are between the supply air diffuser and the return air grille, you are likely to be exposed—no matter how good the ventilation system is.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | L’école des Trois-Soleils

L’école des Trois-Soleils

Construction bids for expansion of  L’école des Trois-Soleils , the only French language school in Iqaluit, Nunavut closed in April 2021. The client is currently reviewing the bids and is looking forward to selecting a general contractor for the construction and delivery of the school. Construction is scheduled to begin late in the summer of 2021 when the
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Robin Snell and Stephen Verderber’s Studio Crits

Robin Snell and Stephen Verderber’s Studio Crits

Parkin Director, Robin Snell, recently participated in another Stephen Verderber studio crit for the University of Toronto’s Architectural Masters Class. Students in architecture, landscape, and urban design will present their final projects to their instructors, as well as to guest critics from the professional community and academic institutions. Robin was delighted to participate in another educative session, sharing his
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin’s Interior Design Team: An inside view of interior design concepts

Parkin’s Interior Design Team: An inside view of interior design concepts

Parkin’s interior design team provides a full-service Interiors consulting service. The team has worked on institutional projects ranging from small clinics to massive hospital redevelopments, and everything in between. Working at all stages of the design process with the architectural team, our philosophy is grounded in Parkin’s Vision —creating environments that positively impact lives. We provide proactive and responsible
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Red Fish Healing Centre nearing completion

Red Fish Healing Centre nearing completion

Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction is located on the 244 acres of Riverview Lands in Coquitlam, BC. The core guiding design and construction principles reflect the values of the community and the Kwikwetlem First Nation (“KFN”). The three-storey, 105-bed facility will set a new standard in healthcare and community design by
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Ford and Tong Surgical Suite

Ford and Tong Surgical Suite

Parkin recently completed a surgical suite for a team of plastic surgeons in an office building in the downtown core.  The fully equipped surgical suite allows patients to get the full complement of procedures outside of a hospital.