John B. Parkin

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John B. Parkin
Born June 26, 1911
Toronto, Ontario
Died August 17, 1975
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Architect
Practice John Cresswell Parkin
Buildings Sheraton Centre
The Sheraton Centre in Toronto

John Burnett Parkin B.Arch, (June 26, 1911 in Toronto, Ontario–August 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 practise architecture. He later returned to Toronto in 1937.

He entered into an architectural practice with John Cresswell Parkin in 1947 and later with his brother Edmond T. Parkin (1912–1994).


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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.

Parkin's firm changed names over the years and remains active in Toronto:

  • John C. Parkin Architects Engineers Planners, 1971-1972
  • Parkin Architects Engineers Planners, 1972-1976
  • Parkin Partnership Architects Planners, 1976-1986
  • Parkin Architects Limited, 1986–present
  • Parkin Consultants Limited, 1986–present

Since 1986, there are no longer any Parkin associated with the firm.[2] In 1986 Parkin associate Roy Marshall left to join Neish Owen Rowland Roy (NORR Limited)[3] and was seen as a successor firm, while the name of the firm lives on with a new partnership under Parkin Architects Limited.,[4][5]


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