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Saskatchewan Integrated Health Centre Opens

The opening for Farrow-designed Kipling Integrated Health Centre was celebrated on March 13. Art Van Maren, president of VanMar Constructors, provided construction services for this design-build project. He reports on the enthusiastic reception stakeholders, “Local client representatives all complimented our team during their speeches. One of the comments made was that we raised the bar on design and construction in Saskatchewan. MHPM and Sun Country said the design-build experience was great. They loved all the daylight in the facility, the cheerful colors, the layout and functionality.” Here is the news release. 

 

Farrow's St. Mary's Hospital in global top ten greenest

The first hospital in North America designed to be carbon-neutral, St. Mary's continues to attract recognition for sustainable design. It is listed here as the tenth most environmentally friendly hospital in the world. Designed by Farrow in association with Perkins + Will, St. Mary's is targeting net carbon reduction through the use of a geo-exchange system, a high-performance envelope, a photovoltaic array and passive design strategies, such as the use of solar shading and operable windows that allow for natural ventilation. As a result, the project is on target to achieve a 40% energy savings when compared to other LEED Gold Certified hospitals.

 

Farrow design featured in Globe Real Estate

Dave LeBlanc’s article, “A house with a twist” in The Globe and Mail describes Farrow's design as “...exquisite on the inside, displaying meticulous detail in one thoughtful space after another.” Tye Farrow explains, “We were trying to create something that you’d feel comfortable in that was emotional...What really makes you feel good? Those are the elements that I think are really important that we have to capture.” Read the full article here.

 

Farrow featured in AIA Magazine

Farrow Partnership's design for the Credit Valley Hospital: Peel Regional Cancer and Ambulatory Care Centre continues to reflects a space of hope and contemplation. Read the article in the American Institute of Architects' magazine here.

 

St. Mary's Hospital featured in World Health Design Journal

TORONTO, July 28, 2014 - Designed to be North America's first carbon-neutral hospital, St. Mary's is featured in the latest issue of World Health Design.  Read the article here.

 

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.

 

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.