About Us

Expertise and Services


  • special expertise in human-centric design and master planning
  • experience with P3/AFP delivery models
  • full architectural and interior design services
    • project management
    • contract documents
    • contract administration
    • phasing strategies
    • Lean planning
    • building information modeling (BIM)
    • LEED / integrated design process


We believe the accepted notion of sustainability must be expanded beyond technical materials and methods to embrace elements that allow humans to not merely survive, but to thrive. In other words, we must build for thrive-ability on a social, intellectual, environmental and economic level.

We see an overarching, pressing need to identify and nurture a demand for buildings and places that cause health rather merely than aspire to stop doing harm.

The distinction between causing health and preventing degradation is crucial. The cause health view is focused on leveraging human assets and capabilities—regardless of their current state—and engages us in building on these strengths to optimize health.


  • branded workshops; Common Ground, Critical Eye™, and Scenarios for the Future


  • Critical Eye physical brand analysis
  • brand implementation strategy workshops


  • risk identification and mitigation strategies 
  • business case development
  • operational integration
  • feasibility studies


Farrow presentation at Cleveland Clinic Summit

Farrow Senior Partner, Tye Farrow, joined 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 brought 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.


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

Tye Farrow (University of Toronto, BArch 1987) talks about causing health through the design of the built environment. Download PDF


Farrow featured in Globe and Mail

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. Download PDF