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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Participates in Round Table Discussion at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

Parkin Participates in Round Table Discussion at Healthcare Design Conference + Expo

We are pleased to announce that Parkin Director, Robin Snell will be participating in an interactive roundtable discussion for the upcoming Healthcare Design Conference + Expo at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, October 8-11, 2022.

Robin’s interactive roundtable discussion session with Cliff Harvey, Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health is titled “A New Standard for Healthcare Facility Design Studies and Post-occupancy Evaluation”, is scheduled on October 9, 2022 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

The roundtable will introduce the new Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Z8003 Design Studies and Post Occupancy Evaluation providing a great introduction for anyone planning a project to advance healthcare planning and design requiring documentation to guide the development of study during the planning and design process and/or an evaluation study of post occupancy.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | New Taloyoak High School – Taloyoak, Nunavut

New Taloyoak High School – Taloyoak, Nunavut

Parkin is delighted to have been appointed to design Taloyoak High School in Nunavut, another addition to our northern portfolio. The community of Taloyoak or Talurjuaq, formerly known as Spence Bay, is the northernmost community in mainland Canada. The region and local Inuit population known as Netsillingmiut carry a rich tradition of trapping, hunting, and
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Parkin Contributing to the new CSA Pilot

Parkin Contributing to the new CSA Pilot

Parkin is excited to be hosting and contributing drawings and graphics to the new Pilot CSA Z317.13-22 New Health Care Construction Project training modules, expected to be available to the public in June or July 2022.

© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Celebrating Earth Day

Celebrating Earth Day

On Earth Day 2022, we renew our commitment to environmental protection and the decarbonization of healthcare facilities. The architecture of healthcare is only a small part of reducing the carbon footprint. It is the building and infrastructure, but it is much more than that. Sustainable architecture must be part of the systemic change that needs
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Kinngait Health Centre

Kinngait Health Centre

Parkin recently conducted a one-year warranty inspection of the Kinngait Health Centre in Nunavut. We were gratified by responses expressed by staff, patients, and community members, all of whom are enjoying their new space. Positive feedback was received from everyone during the walk-through inspection. The facility’s sophisticated design meets design goals.  Waiting rooms are bright and cheery, with
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | Royal Inland Hospital, BC: New Tower Completed

Royal Inland Hospital, BC: New Tower Completed

Parkin is pleased to report that construction of the Phil & Jennie Gaglardi Tower at Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) has reached completion. Designed with direct input from local health-care workers, the nine-storey tower streamlines access to hospital services through a single main entrance.  The spacious facility allows staff to provide world-class care in a space
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© Parkin Architects Ltd. | University of Ottawa Feasibility Study

University of Ottawa Feasibility Study

Following completion of the Advanced Medical Research Centre feasibility study for uOttawa, Parkin is finalizing a connected follow-up study of the university’s Roger Guindon Hall. The purpose of the studies was to identify opportunities and challenges associated with the expansion of medical laboratory capacity, and to explore how the Ottawa Health Sciences Centre and regional
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