Farrow Partnership invited to present work and ideas in New Zealand

TORONTO, March 14, 2013 - As a guest of the Wood Council of New Zealand, Farrow Partners Senior Partner, Tye Farrow, has been invited to that country where he is giving public lectures and making presentations advocating the use of wood in architecture and design as a way of causing health and prosperity. Tye is travelling to key cities, including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, meeting with members of major government industries, including members of the New Zealand Ministries of Health, Business Innovation and Economic Development, along with senior architect and design firms and university leaders, engaging them in a dialogue regarding the power of salutogenic architecture to cause true health in a world dominated by healthcare. 

In addition to his lectures and presentations, Tye is also being interviewed by several media outlets across the country, including the Dominion Post, based in New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington. Read the article published March 14 here.One of Tye’s final stops in New Zealand will be in Rotorua where he will present his ideas to the National Centre of Excellence for the Forest and Wood School of Forestry and Primary Industries.

Some examples of Farrow Partnership’s use of wood in design as a healing element are the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, the Credit Valley Hospital, the Colchester East Hants Health Centre and  the design concept for the E'Terra Samara Tree House Villas.



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Farrow Partners is actively influencing the future of design as it impacts health and prosperity with diverse projects across North America, the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. The firm has initiated a global movement to "Cause Health" through design that advances a more resilient society. Drawing on roots established over 50 years ago, FPA’s practice areas include health care, research, education, hospitality, institutional, multi-residential, seniors’ living, urban design, master planning, interior design and knowledge development.

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Farrow's Tree House design written up in United Arab Emirates leading newspaper

TORONTO, February 28, 2013 - Farrow's design for E'Terra Samara Tree House Villas recieve coverage in the Middle East.  See the article from the United Arab Emirates here.

Tree House Villa featured in World Health Design Magazine

TORONTO, February 28, 2013 - Farrow Partnership's design for the E'Terra Samara Tree House Villas is featured in the latest edition of World Health Design.  See the full article here.

Ian Chodikoff appointed as the latest Health Innovator-in-Residence at Ivey

TORONTO, January 22, 2013 - Ian Chodikoff, Director of Urban Health & Design at Farrow Partners, has recently been invited to become a Health Innovator-in-Residence at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation.  

The International Centre for Health Innovation, established in 2009, is situated within the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in London, Ontario. The Centre is designed to be a catalyst to evolve a health system that is sustainable, productive and innovative. The Centre’s goal involves the following functions: build leadership capacity through educational and leadership development programs; guide students and program participants with the ability to identify, understand, embrace and implement innovation in real business situations; establish collective partnerships between government, industry, health stakeholders, researchers and funders; and support and disseminate knowledge and evidence that increases the productivity of our health care system and economy. 

The Health Innovators-in-Residence program is an important part of the Centre’s mandate to prepare health leaders who can identify, assess and facilitate the adoption of innovative health care technologies, systems and processes. These initiatives offer real change for health care providers, patients and the health care system, thereby helping to shape the future of the health sector nationally and globally.



Leading UK paper features Farrow design

TORONTO, January 22, 2013 - Farrow Partnership’s design for the E’Terra Samara Resort Tree House Villas has made international headlines recently, with two articles appearing in the UK media alone. 

The E’terra Samara 5-star eco-resort, located in the Bruce Peninsula (Ontario, Canada) consists of twelve suspended, reimagined one-bedroom tree house villas nestled into the forest. The owner’s intent was to balance ecology, economics and ethics—three Es which were the basis for the name E’Terra. 

This project represents a new direction in the eco-tourism movement. It celebrates low-impact structures that connect people directly with living things and suggests a positive approach to healthy living in contrast to “health retreats” that are rooted in a philosophy of deprivation. 

 Read the Daily Mail article here and the My Modern Metropolis article here.


Toronto Star columnist praises design of Farrow project

TORONTO, December 18, 2012 - Toronto Star City Columnist, Joe Fiorito, visited the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre recently and came away with an appreciation and understanding of the facility’s human-centred design.  Read the article here.

Tye Farrow keynote speaker at annual ArchEx expo

TORONTO, December 5, 2012 - Tye Farrow, senior partner at Farrow Partners, was the keynote speaker at the 25th annual Architecture Exchange East (ArchEx) event in Richmond, Virginia, recently. ArchEx is the mid-Atlantic's largest annual architectural educational event and expo and features more than 60 educational sessions, spectacular behind-the-scenes architectural tours, engaging special events and cutting-edge vendors. The event is attended by architects, designers, architecture school faculty and students, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and planners.  Tye laid out a framework whereby architects take the lead in creating environments that heal (salutogenics) and thereby overcome the normal way of healthcare thinking, which is to combat sickness (pathogenics).  Read the published article here.



Farrow design one of eight national projects featured in new publication

TORONTO, November 30, 2012 - Farrow Partnership's Peel Regional Cancer Centre at the Credit Valley Hospital is one of eight Canadian projects featured in Innovative Applications of Engineered Wood.  See the full story here.


Farrow in Canadian Facility Management & Design

TORONTO, November 28, 2012 - St. John's Rehab Hospital, featuring the new 40,000 square foot John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Centre for Ambulatory Care, is on the cover and centre pages of the December 2012 issue of Canadian Facility Management & Design.  Read the article here.