John B. Parkin


John B. Parkin

John Burnett Parkin B.Arch, (June 26, 1911 in Toronto, OntarioAugust 17, 1975 in Los Angeles, California) was a Canadian architect.

Parkin received his B.Arch. from the University of Toronto in 1935 and went to England to practice architecture. He later return to Toronto in 1937.

He entered into an architectural practice with John Cresswell Parkin in 1947 and later with his brother Edmond T. Parkin.

Projects Parkin has been involved in:

* Bata Shoes Canadian Headquarters, Toronto, Ontario 1964
* Toronto Aeroquay, Toronto International Airport 1957-1965
* Ottawa Train Station, Ottawa, Ontario 1966
* IBM Heaquarters, Don Mills, Ontario
* Toronto City Hall
* Toronto-Dominion Centre 1967Ten Newest Buildings
* Phoenix Building 1973
* National Life Building 1972
* Royal Trust Tower 1969
* Simpson Tower 1968
* Vanier College Residences 1967
* Centre for Addiction Research 1964
* 200 University Avenue 1961
* Rosedale Valley Bridge (extension of the Prince Edward Viaduct) with Delcan Cater & Co. 1966

He left Toronto and established an office in Los Angeles in 1970. After his death in 1975, his practice was continued by his son John B. Parkin Jr.

External links

* [http://thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0006092 John Burnett Parkin]
* [http://www.emporis.com/en/cd/cm/?id=106844 John B. Parkin and Associates]


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