Parkin Architects Limited is an employee-owned, award-winning, architectural practice with a proven track record in practical, innovative and economical design. During a history spanning over 80 years, Parkin has designed some of Canada’s most notable buildings.
Parkin specializes in architectural services for institutional clients, including: acute and mental healthcare, recreation, science, technology and research, justice, corrections, and education. Built on a history that extends from the 1940s, Parkin is a long-standing leader in its fields of expertise and particularly well-known as the most healthcare specialized architect in Canada. Parkin’s Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa offices serve both Canadian and international clients with the immediacy and attention of a local service. Parkin’s design influence can currently be found in all ten of Canada’s provinces, and in Nunavut. Parkin clients include some of the foremost institutions in Canada, many of which have enjoyed ongoing relationships for over 40 years.
The employee-owned firm is staffed with well over 130 experienced architects, designers, project managers, administrative staff, including LEED, Evidence-Based Design and LEAN accredited professionals, many of whom are dedicated to specific market sectors. We believe in personalizing the design experience for clients and maintaining a hands-on approach to projects. Every project we undertake has the direct involvement of Directors and Principals. Promoting mutual trust, we address the full scope of a facility’s operational requirements, from addressing technology and space needs to optimizing everyday movements, as well as employee health, well-being and productivity. Our unique ability to provide truly meaningful services to our clients is largely derived from the partnerships that we foster with them.
An award-winning industry leader, Parkin has undertaken over 2,000 projects over just the last decade. Our outstanding teams, integrity, proven practical approach, top-tier cost control and global insight enable us to deliver designs that reflect the unique needs and priorities of our clients.
Creating environments that positively impact lives.
We foster collaboration, partnerships, and the sharing of knowledge to build better communities.
We design innovative solutions to promote positive and enduring social change.
We empower our team to design meaningful and enriching environments.
We cultivate a sustainable business model as the foundation to lead initiatives that positively impact lives.