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Farrow featured in February Issue of Canadian Architect Magazine

February 13, 2017. Tye Farrow, working closely Ray Arbesman, president of Toronto-based company Nucap Industries, has developed a revolutionary construction material application. Farrow has been testing the idea of replacing exterior steel framing and cladding as well as walls and entire floor plates in multi-storey buildings with this lightweight, exceptionally strong material called Grip Metal.

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Farrow Selected to Expand Ottawa Education Campus

January 16, 2017. Farrow has been selected to master plan the expansion of Elmwood School, in the prominent Rockcliffe neighbourhood of Ottawa. Elmwood is one of the most innovative girls’ school in North America and ranked as one of the top 25 private schools in Canada. Acclaimed for its academic excellence, caring atmosphere and strong community spirit, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, try new things, create and explore.

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Farrow Designs Israel’s Newest Cancer Centre

December 12, 2017. Farrow presented the design for Israel’s newest cancer centre, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem. It is the first phase of Farrow’s master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, which was completed in April 2016. The 70,000 square foot centre will offer radiation treatment as a complement to SZMC present chemotherapy services. The shape of the building has been called a ‘butterfly’, offering hope, life and a sense of movement for the staff, patients and family who use the centre. Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017.

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Farrow Part of Team to Design Australian Adolescent Mental Health Facility

December 8, 2016. Farrow is part of a team which is designing the new model for adolescent mental health in the State of Queensland, Australia. The Government recognised a small group of young people may require specialist bed-based care that cannot be catered for in community settings. There is currently no facility, or like service, in Queensland that provides non-acute, extended treatment and rehabilitation services to adolescents and young people.

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Farrow Completes Master Plans for TMS School Campuses

December 5, 2016. Farrow has completed the master plan designs for the expansion of Toronto Montessori’s Bayview and Elgin Mills Campuses. The master plans create new main entrances, dining, gymnasium, performance and student common spaces.

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Farrow Completes Design of 44 Storey Grip Metal Global Timber Tower

December 2, 2016. Farrow has unveiled the design for the Grip Global Tower. The 44 storey tower has an unconventional geometry and uses new hybrid structural components in wood, steel and concrete including: Dual concrete cores; Perimeter steel/wood diagrid using Grip bonded steel and wood in upper levels; Composite wood-concrete infill floor slabs using thin ultra-high performance fibre reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) bonded to mass wood panels using Grip; Precast concrete perimeter beams for each floor; and Cross-Laminated Timber party walls. The geometry changes from floor to floor which makes prefabrication a preferred method of construction for this tower.

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Farrow Designed Norwich Community Commences Construction

November 8, 2016. Construction has begun on the Farrow master planned community for the Netherlands Reformed Congregation of Norwich, near London, Ontario. The master plan includes a variety of housing types and education facilities that embrace the existing church as an integrated focal point for the congregation. The master plan includes independent living housing, assisted living facilities, expansion to the 800- student independent school and a major addition to the church. The first phase will be completed in late 2017.

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Farrow presents on process at Canadian Institute

Tye Farrow will present "Designing the Process to Improve Health Outcomes" at the Canadian Institute in Toronto on October 26. His talk will focus on results achieved using a reliable and rigorous design decision-making process. Drawing on local and global examples from his projects, he will describe a collaborative approach that raises the bar for patient and staff wellness, while demonstrating greater value for money.

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Farrow to judge TimberFever Challenge

Tye Farrow will serve as a judge for Moses Structural Engineers second annual TimberFever Design-Build Challenge at Ryerson University. This event brings architectural science and civil engineering students together to build a life-size structure by drawing on their knowledge of woodwork and design.

The general public is invited to watch the final build take place on Ryerson’s Gould Street on Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2016, beginning at 1 p.m. The public will be invited to vote online for the People's Choice Award until Tuesday September 27.

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