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Royal St. George's College Profiles Tye Farrow

As the leader of the design process for Royal St. George's College 50th Anniversary Great School, Great Boys campaign,Tye Farrow was profiled recently here. "There is no better example of the impact of space than a place where you come to learn," said Tye. "A space that promotes relationships between you and your friends, and between students and their teachers. A space that inspires teachers to be amazing at what they do." 

 

Tye Farrrow Elected to UTAA Board

Tye Farrow was recently elected to the 2015-16 University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA) Board of Directors, representing half a million alumni.

 

World-renowned architect Tye Farrow shares his vision for the Cause Health movement

“Environments can enhance our health, and enhancing our health relates to our ability to thrive,” says Tye Farrow in Brisbane's Courier Mail. "You can have an environment where it is easy to walk from here to there, but the question is, is it stimulating? Are there places that will allow you to interact with other people, feel good and think better while you’re in that environment?” Read the full article by Ruth McCosker here.

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Tye Farrow delivers convocation speech at the University of Toronto

Tye Farrow addressed the graduating class of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design and Graduate Programs of OISE at the University of Toronto on June 4.

Farrow’s convocation message focused on his global quest to Cause Health which has grown out of his education and mentors at the U of T.

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Global property investment report features Farrow’s “total health” approach

The MP Report, which covers emerging trends in international real estate property investment, profiles Farrow’s “total health” approach to building design here. The article, "Canadian architect Tye Farrow backs 'total health' buildings," resulted from Farrow's recent lecture tour of three Australian cities.  

 

 

Farrow in international news: "The power of acoustics for causing health"

Australian ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN quotes Tye Farrow on the role of acoustics in health-causing environments, and features his project at Credit Vally Hospital. Farrow says "timber is a good material for healthcare projects as it has been proven to raise spirits and reduce stress. At the same time, it can be used to reflect and absorb sounds." Read the article here.

 

Sydney Morning Herald: “Canadian architect Tye Farrow backs 'total health' buildings”

Australian media continue to demonstrate their enthusiasm for Farrow's focus on using the built environment to enhance people's ability to thrive. Tye Farrow's design is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and he explains his approach, "To thrive is linked to the idea of prosperity. What we build has a big impact on our minds, ability to think and feel better, to work better. This is the idea of total health." 

"It's more than just environmental design, complete with green ratings...((it is instead) something that becomes beloved, not disposable"

For example, at Credit Valley Hospital, "We wanted to bring the lines of nature into the built form. When people walk into the building, they feel as if they are part of something, there is a deep-rooted connection," he said. Read the article here.

 

Australian A&D news features Cause Health

An excellent summary with examples of Cause Health design elements by Australian A&D 

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SAB Magazine features article by Farrow

The case for using our "total health" as the basis for judging every building and public space is presented here by Tye Farrow and Sharon VanderKaay in SAB (Sustainable Architecture and Building) magazine.

"The Ultimate Test for Design: Does it Cause Health?" asks us to expand our thinking about the sustainability movement to a embrace a "cause health" environmental regeneration model. The Cause Health model is derived from Antonovsky's concept of salutogenesis.

At the intersection between individual and public health there are shared interests that can serve to accelerate progress in the sustainability movement.

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