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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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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