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Ketchum Hall opens to great acclaim

The great hall is the first phase of Royal St. Georges College redevelopment plan. Here is a 360 viewport of the space. Enthusiastic reactions by students on opening day of the transformed Ketchum Hall included:

I couldn’t have imagined what we had before could become this. – Everett R. – Grade 12

Ketchum Hall has turned into one of the coolest places in the school. – Rupert C-R., Grade 12

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Tye Farrow is President-elect of UTAA Board

The University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) Board of Directors has elected Tye Farrow as President-elect. Each Board member is expected to participate at UTAA Board meetings, to be actively involved in one or more of the board’s working groups or initiatives, and to serve as an ambassador for the University and its alumni, both on and off campus.  

 

Farrow selected by TMS Schools for Facilities Development Plan

Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS School (TMS) have selected Farrow to create a Facilities Development Plan for their two campus locations in Richmond Hill. Farrow’s strategic design process is aligned with Montessori values that include purpose-focused inquiry, critical thinking and active, experiential learning.

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Tye Farrow to lead U.S. design awards jury

The Kaiser Permanente Design Excellence Awards Program was established to recognize outstanding health-enhancing results by Kaiser Permanente design consultants. On September 16 in San Francisco, Tye Farrow will lead a jury that includes medical group clients, academic/educational representatives Kaiser Permanente National Facilities Services Governance Board, and renowned architects/designers. This will be Tye's second time to serve on this awards jury.

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Farrow's design for $1B St. Paul's Hospital submitted

Farrow's designs for $1B new St. Pauls Hospital in Vancouver revealed for conceptual approval: report

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Sechelt Hospital featured in Building magazine

Building Magazine cites extensive consultations with the local Sechelt Indian Band and exemplary green features of Sechelt Hospital (previously known as St. Mary's Hospital) in this article. Located on the Sunshine Coast in British Columbia, the project has demonstrated 40% energy savings compared to a LEED Gold Certified building (Abbotsford Regional Hospital). Designed to be the first hospital in North America to be carbon-neutral, Sechelt Hospital has been listed as the tenth most environmentally friendly hospital in the world. Architects: Farrow in association with Perkins + Will Vancouver.

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Renowned Jerusalem Health Sciences Campus Expansion

Farrow presented the design for a major expansion to Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem. The design sets out a vision for development which embodies SZMC's dedication to advanced medicine infused with human compassion, emphasizing the human touch and connections to nature.  

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Farrow to give talk at Arts and Letters Club

Tye Farrow has been invited to give a lecture to members of the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto on May 30, 2016.He will present his thoughts on the relationship between what we build and our total health. 

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Transformative education project begins construction

Construction has begun to transform Royal St. George's College dining hall and junior school to coincide with its 50th anniversary celebration this fall. The first phase of the project will see the total renovation of the College's Ketchum Hall and administrative areas, followed by renovations to the main entrance, kitchen and all classrooms. The project will be complete in 2017.

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