Ideas



Royal St. Georges College Phase Two Opens

November 27, 2017. The second of the three phased projects designed to transform the junior school of Royal St. George's College has opened. The project for RSGC, one of Canada’s premier independent schools for boys, includes a new entry hall, centre for collaboration, kitchen, food preparation area and renovation to all learning spaces on the first and second level. The final phase will involve altering the lower level of the building to collaborative and learning environments aligned with the Colleges' strategic objectives. The third phase will begin construction in March 2018 and will include the transformation of the lower level learning and collaboration spaces.

 

Farrow Designed Norwich Community Opens

November 25, 2016. The Farrow master planned community for the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Norwich, near London Ontario was opened by the Mayor of the community November 25. The project includes a variety of housing types that embrace the existing church as an integrated focal point for the congregation. The first buildings that have opened include independent living housing along with an assisted living building to serve the elders of the church.

 

Farrow Cited as One of Nineteen Changemakers Reshaping the World

November 20, 2017. In the November issue of global Hospitality Design Magazine, Guest Editor and CEO of Six Senses Resorts, Neil Jacob has cited Tye Farrow as one of nineteen earth champions and wellness visionaries, who are changing what it means to do good.

Jacob’s writes: “Now a visionary in his own right, Farrow launched the Cause Health movement in 2012, which creates “places where we thrive, through a process of co-creation, in order to expand possibilities.” Farrow’s aim is to raise the standards of global design, ultimately achieving total health in built environments by asking: Does this place cause health? How does it make me feel?”

“These questions, he says, transcend traditional concerns and expand the meaning of design excellence beyond aesthetics to include the impact on human health. “We can no longer afford to tolerate places that fail to ensure we thrive,” he says. “Generations of constructing environments that deny our deeply rooted biological needs have yielded not only a surge of lifestyle-related diseases, but also a plague on the human spirit.” For Farrow, design today can’t be “isolated, placeless, careless, and rootless. Every element in every space serves to either enhance or erode our capacity to thrive.”

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Farrow hired to Create New Prop-tech Incubator and Accelerator Space

November 15, 2017. Farrow has been engaged to design a new property technology incubator and accelerator space for R-Labs in Toronto. The space will be a centre to mix people, ideas, technology and money to create the future. R-Labs will move in to the space in early 2017.

 

Farrow’s Living Bridge in Spacing Magazine National Edition

November 14, 2017. Farrow’s Living Bridge is featured in the fall national edition of Canada urban Spacing Magazine. Spacings Editor Matthew Blackett states: “Toronto is no stranger to grandiose ideas. . . but rarely is a big idea built atop of another big idea, like the one proposed by architect Tye Farrow.”

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Farrow an Advisor on North America’s Healthiest New Community

November 10, 2017. Farrow been engaged as an advisor for the new North-east Pickering Community Visioning Group by the Dorsay Development Corporation. The site consists of nine separate land parcels with a gross acreage of 900 acres. Dorsay’s vision for these lands, located in Pickering Ontario, adjacent to the new Seaton Community and future Pickering Airport, is for the new community to set the standard for healthy living in North America.

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Farrow Begins Work on Seminal V2 and V6 Residential Prototype Buildings

November 9, 2017. Farrow has been hired by R-Homes to develop prototype designs for housing that will fill the “missing middle” in the residential real estate market, that of six storey typologies and two storey laneway housing. The prefabricated building types are envisioned as a new model that will change how housing is created and developed, changing it from the common view of an asset, to that of a product, that can be rapidly constructed and procured. Prototypes of the new designs will be displayed in downtown Toronto in early June 2017.

 

Farrow Speaks at Ontario Hospital Association Health Achieves 2017 Conference

November 8, 2017. Tye Farrow presented his views on the importance of the ‘design of the process’, not just the building design, to achieve superior health outcomes at the signature conference and exhibition of the Ontario Hospital Association. Farrow presented along side Diana Anderson, the self described “Doc-tech”, on the relationship of what we build to human health outcomes. Health Achieves 2017 conference serves to provide delegates with a venue that is continuously forward-looking, and in which imagination and ideas are encouraged and cultivated.

 

Farrow Engaged to Create New Golf Simulation Centre

November 1, 2017. Farrow has been hired by The Toronto Hunt to design a new golf simulation centre, pro shop and related spaces overlooking the Lake Ontario. One of the oldest hunt clubs in North America and the second oldest in Canada, the Hunt was founded in 1843. Today, The Toronto Hunt owns approximately 71 acres with 2,000 feet of frontage overlooking the lake.

 
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