ROOTS OF THE FIRM
Farrow's roots extend back to 1958 when, at one of Canada’s largest architectural firms, Dunlop Farrow, George Farrow was a partner. In 1998, Tye Farrow, a former principal in that firm, co-founded Salter Farrow Pilon Architects along with his father George, from which emerged today’s successor firm, Farrow. In 2011, Sievenpiper Associates Inc. joined forces with Farrow.
Through this 50 year progression of firms, Farrow has advanced the theme of human-centred design delivered through a co-creative planning and design process.
In 2012, Farrow launched a movement, Cause Health, dedicated to promoting design that creates places where we can thrive—physically, mentally, culturally and economically.
Working individually or in joint venture, Farrow has designed and delivered projects valued at over $3 billion under a variety of procurement methods, including stipulated sum, design build, construction management, build-finance and design-build-finance.
A notable influence on the firm has been Tye Farrow’s experience prior to his post-graduate studies, when he worked in the London, England office of architect Eberhard Zeidler. In 1988, Mr. Zeidler presented Tye with the Toronto Arts Foundation Protégé Award in his honour.
Farrow’s groundbreaking approach to promoting wellness at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Credit Valley Hospital in Canada is viewed internationally as setting a new standard in design for health.