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Robert Boraks






Education, Healthcare, Justice

All of Parkin’s efforts are solely focused towards supporting and improving the conditions of our communities and environment. The commonalities embodied in our facilities, be it a hospital, school, or correctional facility, reflect our responsibility to promote human dignity, empowerment and care for all.


Robert is an accomplished principal with a wealth of experience in various building typologies, including corrections, physical and mental health care, and education. As an adjunct professor at Carleton University, he leads graduate architectural courses on designing in Canada’s north and has also lectured at several other universities.

Robert has served as a director of the Ontario Heritage Association and commissioner on the Niagara Escarpment Commission. His involvement in government agencies has earned him numerous awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and a Citation for Design Excellence from the American Institute of Architects/American Academy of Justice. With a special focus on working with Indigenous peoples, Robert emphasizes the importance of collaboration, listening, and respect in all his projects.

2019 2019 American Institute of Architects annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, “Behavioral Health within Correctional Facilities”
2019 Faculty of Engineering and Design at Carleton University, Honorary appointment, Adjunct Professor in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

2021 Global Future Design Award | Peter Pitseolak High School, Cape Dorset, Nunavut
2020 American School & University, August 2020, Educational Showcase Interiors Showcase, Outstanding Designs, Common Areas | Peter Pitseolak High School
2020 Learning by Design, Spring 2020 Educational Facilities Design Awards, Outstanding Project Award | Arvilligruaq Illiniarvik School
2018 Project of Distinction in School Planning & Management, Education design Showcase | Peter Pitseolak High School (formerly Cape Dorset High School)
2017 Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Educational Facility Design, Learning by Design | Tuugaalik High School
2017 Outstanding Design, American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase | Tuugaalik High School
2017 Special Citation, American School & University, Architectural Portfolio | Tuugaalik High School
2013 American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture, Justice
Design Excellence Citation


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