St. Mary's Hospital garners top awards at World Congress

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 - The design for St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, British Columbia, has been recognized for the use of art in the patient environment and sustainable design at the 10th Annual Design & Health World Congress.  Designed by Farrow Partnership, in association with Perkins+Will, St. Mary's is being touted as "the greenest hospital in North America".  Read the press release here.  


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University of Toronto Magazine features article on Farrow’s ‘Building for Your Health’ initiative

TORONTO, June 20, 2014 - Tye Farrow (University of Toronto, BArch 1987) talks about causing health through the design of the built environment.  

Read the full article here.


Transformative Country Day School Breaks Ground

TORONTO, June 9, 2014 - The Board of Governors of Country Day School has given the go ahead to start construction on the transformation of this independent school with the building of the new senior school and dining hall. With graduating ceremonies wrapping up the school year, construction will commence on June 16, 2014 for a fifteen-month period. 


Farrow featured in Globe and Mail

TORONTO, May 23, 2014 - Tye Farrow and the Globe and Mail's Architourist, Dave LeBlanc, went for a walk in a Toronto neighbourhood recently and talked about Farrow's long-held belief that design can cause health.  Read the full article here.



Middle East recognizes Farrow design

TORONTO, May 22, 2014 - Farrow's design for the E'Terra Samara Tree House Villas has been featured in the latest edition of the Etihad Airways inflight magazine. Etihad is an international airline based in Dubai.  Read the article here.






Farrow to present at Cleveland Clinic Summit

TORONTO, May 13, 2014 - Farrow Senior Partner, Tye Farrow, will join Ray Pentecost, President of Design and Health, and George Tingwald, Director of Medical Planning at Stanford University Medical Center, to present Architecture – Designing for Health and the Patient Experience at the 5th annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit: Transforming Healthcare through Empathy and Innovation at the annual Cleveland Clinic Summit.

The summit brings together senior health care leaders from around the world on May 18-21 to explore the patient experience as a key differentiator essential to the future of health care delivery. 


Farrow gives keynote address at SAA Conference

TORONTO, May 13, 2014 - Farrow’s Senior Partner, Tye Farrow, was invited to give the keynote address at the Saskatchewan Association of Architects Conference and Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2014. The conference, entitled C2C: Concept to Construction, brought renowned architects and building professionals together to discuss how they develop the documents to construct their buildings. Farrow’s address, Design Your Process to “Get it Right”presented a united purpose and legacy approach to achieving better project results. 


Farrow engaged for 50th Anniversary redevelopment at RSGC

TORONTO, May 6, 2014 - Farrow Partnership has been selected to redevelop the junior school and dining hall of Toronto’s Royal St. George’s College, making this the fifth independent school in the firm’s portfolio.

Located in a quiet residential neighbourhood just north of the city centre, Royal St. George’s College is an urban day school for boys offering a challenging program of academics and extra-curricular activities designed to prepare students for placement at the university of their choice.

The redevelopment project will create spaces that support 21st century learning, including several flexible breakout areas for open seminar or group learning. A welcoming new entrance foyer will improve access to the renovated Ketchum Hall dining area. The jewel of the junior school, Ketchum Hall will be redesigned to allow natural light to flood the oversize room during both mealtime and during the range of related educational programs that the space will be tailored to accommodate. The existing kitchen and expanded servery will also be redesigned to better integrate with the educational curriculum. Upgraded classrooms and expanded staff facilities will give students and staff the opportunity to learn and engage in naturally lit, contemporary spaces that foster interaction and collaboration. 

The first phase of construction is scheduled to begin in June 2015 so as to be completed for the College’s 50th anniversary.


Farrow gives keynote address at AIA Summit in Washington D.C.

TORONTO, May 5, 2014 - On April 23 Tye Farrow presented the keynote speech at a Design and Health Summit convened by the American Institute of Architects. Held at the AIA’s headquarters in Washington D.C., this new initiative brought the U.S. Acting Surgeon General together with architects and health professionals from across North America. The purpose of the conference was to examine explicit connections between design and health: safety and social equity; physical activity; sensory experiences; environmental integrity; and access to nature.

Tye presented “Cause Health: The Ultimate Test for Design?” stating that “the places we create either cause health or erode our ability to thrive.”

Click here to read a related article in EcoBuilding Pulse.


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