Southlake Regional Health Centre—Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Gym, Newmarket, Ont. Photo by Interior Images
Established: 1986

Staff: 100+

Locations: Toronto and Ottawa, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Healthcare Markets: Acute Care, Behavioral/Mental Health, Children's Hospitals; Education/Research, Laboratories, Long-Term Care

Services: Architecture, Consulting, Green/Sustainable Design, Interior Design

Five Projects of Note:

Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital [Cleveland, OH] May 2008

Princess Margaret Hospital [Toronto, ON] September 2006

Royal Ottawa Hospital (joint venture with Adamson Associates Architects and Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects) [Ottawa, ON] Phase One, November 2006; Phase Two, July 2007

William Osler Health Centre (joint venture with Adamson Associates Architects) [Brampton, ON] July 2007

Southlake Regional Health Centre [Newmarket, ON] February 2007

Contact Information:

Eba Raposo

1 Valleybrook Dr., Suite 500

Toronto, ON M3B 2S7

Canada

Ph. (416) 467-8000 Fax: (416) 467-8001

E-mail: info@parkin.ca

Web: http://www.parkin.ca

Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario—West Addition Entrance, Ottawa, Ont. Photo by William P. McElligott Photography
Healthcare design is the cornerstone of Parkin's success and has been for more than 30 years. Its portfolio includes a diverse range of projects: from small-scale renovation projects to complex hospital redevelopment projects. Parkin has been successful in obtaining this experience because of its unique ability to understand the many facets of healthcare design. Its staff listen, interpret, challenge, experiment, and listen again. They also take the time, at the outset of a project, to understand client objectives, thereby decreasing the risk of potential errors or misunderstanding as the project evolves. When approaching any healthcare project, Parkin looks beyond immediate needs to understand the long-term implications of a design. Parkin projects stand the test of time because they reflect an understanding of potential future needs and operational issues driving healthcare costs.

Grand River Hospital—Emergency Department, Kitchener, Ont. Photo by Interior Images
At Parkin, architecture is more than creating aesthetically pleasing design. It is a many-layered process that considers functionality, practicality, and long-term operational efficiencies in order to serve healthcare users in the best possible way. Aesthetics are only a portion of what they consider. They believe passionately in creating the best possible environment for patients, families, and staff, to improve the experience of the healthcare process.