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Farrow is Growing

July 18, 2019. We are growing our team and are currently screening for: Project Architects (Intermediate level) and Intern Architects (Entry level) to join our studio.
Farrow is a dynamic growing practice with medium and large scale national and international projects in the health, educational, institutional and residential sectors. We offer competitive salaries, group health benefits, and commitment to work-life balance and opportunities for professional growth/learning.
Please send a cover letter, resume and portfolio to: Tye Farrow, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Farrow Commences Design for Whistler Summit Centre

July 10, 2019. Farrow has been engaged to create the new community heart for the permanent residents of whistler on a 70-acre site in the centre of the Whistler, British Columbia. The Whistler Summit Centre include a new, fully integrated, environmentally sustainable campus, which radiates learning for all ages, health, wellness, arts, culture and create a community common where people can mingle, build and thrive.
This project, similar to the Aspen Institute, will create a new benchmark of how communities should create education, collaboration, community, innovation and health hubs; places that cause health.
As a firm, Farrow have worked over the years to move beyond siloed learning and healing community centres to those that blur the boundaries and create the conditions where people can thrive, such as its design for the South African Health Promoting Lifestyle Centre Project. The Whistler Summit Centre will infuse similar ideas into a model that is relevant to our planet, our health and our communities.


Farrow Begins Work on Ireland’s Leading Private Hospital

July 3, 2019. Farrow has begun work on a master plan for Mater Private Hospital, located in Dublin, Ireland. This project will increase clinical capacity, improve functional connections, while creating a distinctive all-encompassing experience for patients, families, visitors, medical team, support staff and wider community which expresses physically and visually the values and aspirations of Mater Private’s mission, vision and values.
The master plan will help the hospital accelerate the development of new services and facilities; accelerated organic growth and new services; shift to more specialized programs; and continue to evolve as the countries national flagship facility at the forefront of medical advancements in the areas of cardiac, cancer and spinal care.


Farrow Engaged to Master Plan Vancouver Independent School

June 27, 2019. Farrow has been engaged by Stratford Hall to complete a Facilities Development Strategic Master Plan for its unified campus in the heart of Vancouver. The master plan will explore how the facilities can create an environment that emphasizes creativity, action and service; foster plurality, integrity and respect; and connect students to the outside community—resulting in Global Minded citizens.
The design will explore how Stratford Hall can expand its campus so as to: places learning & learners at the centre of the building’s function; create a sense of identity & belonging; build a strong sense of community that is inclusive and welcoming; incorporate advances in learning pedagogies; support our students’ preferred modes of learning and how they want to learn; and offer Stratford Hall the flexibility to continue to evolve, improve and advance its collaborative and creative offerings for students.
Stratford Hall, an independent coeducational school is one of five Western Canada independent schools to complete International Baccalaureate experience with IB offered from Kindergarten through Grade 12 to all students. The school teaches the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programmes. In accordance with the IB philosophy, the school emphasizes multilingual ability and a global perspective.
This is Farrows second independent school in British Columbia and adds to the firms expanding expertise in this area.


Farrow Gives Key Speech at European Health Design Congress in London England.

June 17, 2019. Tye Farrow has given a key speech to Europe’s leading health design congress at the Royal College of Surgeons in London on the subject: “The life, death and resurrection of wellness: enriched environments that activated optimal health.” The speech focused on identifying elements of architectural space that contribute to physiological and psychological health.
Farrow identified the measurable qualitative aspects of design that can affect psychological health and as a result physiological and sociological health. Through design, we can a measurable dimension of “comprehensibility, manageability and meaningfulness” and most importantly, create the “sense of purpose”, that is a predictor of strong health and wellness outcomes.
His speech connected the dots between psychological cognitive and pre-cognitive reactions that have physiological responses. These responses fundamentally effect human performance through complex neurological procedures. We can create ‘enriched environments’ that enhance human performance, through specific spatial fundamentals, both cultural and causal, and thus support optimal health.
The European Health Design Congress provides an international forum for researchers, policymakers and practitioners to explore the relationship between health service and system design, technology and the built environment, which is now in its fifth year.


Farrow to Design Leadership Retreat and Wellness Centre in Blue Mountain

June 13, 2019. Farrow has begun the design of the new Ledge Leadership Centre in Collingwood, Ontario. The new centre will help further the objective of creating a centre that: is a place that can inspire; that helps us embrace our differences; discover our whole personal character; accelerate collaborative interactions amongst one another; and help us bridge relationships and partnerships between different backgrounds.
The centre will include a range of meeting, accommodation, wellness and retreat facilities on a beautiful treed site that includes some notable heritage structures.


Netherlands Norwich Community Phase Two

June 10, 2019. Farrow has begun work on the design for the second phase of the Netherlands Reformed Congregation’s assisted living facility in Norwich, near London Ontario. The original Farrow designed project included a variety of housing types and education facilities that embrace the existing church as an integrated focal point for the congregation.
The second phase will include more specialized assisted living suites along with a dementia unit. The assisted living facility is designed as a semi circular building containing the common and living areas surrounding a common central entry garden. The private areas are housed in wings that radiate outwards, which surround semi-private garden and activity areas.


Toronto Montessori Elgin Mills Senior and Middle School Campus

June 7, 2019. Farrow has begun designing the first phase of expansion of the Toronto Montessori Elgin Mill’s senior and middle school campus. The project includes a new dining hall, kitchen and server, classrooms, staff collaborative areas and related support areas, surrounding a new courtyard.
Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS selected Farrow to create a Facilities Development Master Plan for their two campus locations in Richmond Hill in 2017. Farrow’s strategic design process was aligned with Montessori values that include purpose-focused inquiry, critical thinking and active, experiential learning.
The larger master plan for the Elgin Mills Senior school campus, a building of less than ten years old, needed a number of programmatic changes to advance the school’s strategic objectives based on “delivering a seamless, internationally acclaimed educational experience that inspires and challenges students to discover the best of who they are and to achieve their full potential.”
The second phase will include a new student common, theatre, collaboration space for faculty and students; new main entry; fitness centre; learning spaces and administrative support areas.


Construction Commences on Toronto Urban Independent School

June 3, 2019.  Construction is commencing on the fourth phase of the transformation of the junior school at Royal St. George's College. With the completion of this phase, Farrow will have completed renovations to the entire junior and middle schools of the campus.
The project includes creating new collaboration spaces and serpentine stair for the middle school including a larger multipurpose/function space which could accommodate up to two classes at once, along with the renovations to three other learning spaces.
Royal St. George's College (RSGC) is an independent school for boys located in The Annex neighbourhood of Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1961 as an Anglican choir school in the tradition of the great collegiate and cathedral choir schools in the United Kingdom, Royal St. George's is the only pre-university school in Canada authorized to use the "Royal" designation.

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