"Health and Healing" at Sechelt Hospital

"Collaborative engagement and a patient-centred perspective drove the design process for this new hospital on the Sunshine Coast in B.C.” This month's Canadian Architect features Sechelt Hospital here. The design, by Farrow Partners in association with Perkins+Will, is hailed for embracing "progressive ideas including the notion that beautiful places make for better health." photos: Andrew Latreille


Tye Farrow serves on Kaiser Permanente's first design awards jury

America's largest managed care organization, Kaiser Permanente has been described in The New York Times as "the face of future health care." Tye Farrow recently served on Kaiser's first design awards jury at their corporate headquarters in Oakland, California.  

This awards program recognizes "the contributions of KP professional design consultants for projects that achieved excellence in planning, architectural design, engineering, information and clinical technology, innovative design concepts, and cost savings ideas for Kaiser Permanente facilities across all regions."


Ceremony celebrates unveiling of Sechelt artworks

A public ceremony hosted by Sechelt / shishalh Hospital presented three totem poles for the entrance to the community. Totem carvers Tony Paul and Dion Louie were honoured along with Shane Jackson who created the spectacular lobby mural. These works are seen as a tangible representation of the rich history and culture of the shishalh people.


Mission Campus of Care achieves LEED Gold certification

Described as an “architecture of wellness,” the Mission Complex Residential Care Facility in British Columbia is built almost entirely of wood.  Working with VanMar Constructors Inc., Farrow led the design team which was selected through a design-build competition, in association with Vancouver-based KMBR Architects.


Canada Green Building Award for Sechelt Project

SAB Magazine has annnounced that St. Mary's Hospital in Sechelt, BC is a Canadian Green Building Award winner.


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.


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.