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Farrow to Speak at Milan Italy’s Politecnico University

February 1, 2019. Tye Farrow has been invited to present his thoughts on the relationship of the built environment and health this March in Milan. The speech titled “Enriched Environments: elements of architectural space that activate optimal phycological and psychological health” is part of a gathering of global leaders exploring the impacts of Salutogenic design, architecture and its ability to cause health.
The Politecnico di Milano is the largest university in Italy and oldest in Milan, offering undergraduate, graduate and higher education courses in engineering, architecture and design.

 

Farrow Completes Kingsway College School Master Plan

Farrow presented the final master plan for Kingsway College School (KCS), an independent school located in Etobicoke in January 2019. The master plan includes a new entry drop of, new lobby and atrium, athletics centre and multi use space as well as a plan to renovate the existing school over a five-year period.

KCS which provides their students with rich and diverse experiences focused on the Four Doors to Learning Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Citizenship. The master plan is anticipated to be completed by January 2019.

Farrow has completed over 30 master plans and has work with a number of Canadas leading independent schools.

 

Construct Commences on Landmark Golf Simulation Centre

Construction has started on The Toronto Hunts new golf simulation centre, pro shop and related spaces overlooking the Lake Ontario. The new centre will significantly expand the memberships golf experience with state-of-the-art teaching equipment in a new daylit social area.

One of the oldest hunt clubs in North America and the second oldest in Canada, the Hunt was founded in 1843. Today, The Toronto Hunt owns approximately 71 acres with 2,000 feet of frontage overlooking the lake. Farrow has been completed a number of additions renovations and new building at the Hunt for over twenty years.

This the fourth project Farrow has undertaken at the club; beginning with the Turf Care Centre; the Annex Building addition and renovations; and the mens locker room renovations.

 

Farrow Begins Guest House Designs overlooking Lake

Farrow has engaged to design a number of guest houses overlooking a lake in rolling landscape of central Ontario. Fabricated out of maple veneer wood combined with Grip Metal, the designs feature a sitting area, sleeping accommodation, bathroom and lookout. Design fabrication drawings will be complete by February 2019 with erection beginning in the spring of 2019. The project adds to Farrow growing hospitality portfolio.

 

Farrow Gives Keynote Cause Health San Antonio Speech

Connecting the dots between enriched environments and human performance, Tye Farrow gave the keynote speech at the APA - Engineered Wood annual meeting and conference in San Antonio, Texas. He presented that, some architectural environments have the ability to accelerate the physiological and psychological conditions for optimal health, performance, and as a result, they cause health.

The APA The Engineered Wood Association has focused on helping the industry create structural wood products of exceptional strength, versatility and reliability. Combining the research efforts of scientists at APAs 42,000 square-foot research center with the knowledge gained from decades of field work, and cooperation with our member manufacturers, APA promotes new solutions and improved processes that benefit the entire industry.

 

Farrow Designed Jerusalem Cancer Centre Shell and Core Tendered

Farrows design for Israels newest cancer centre, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem, has just tendered the projects shell and core packages. The first building of Farrows master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, which was completed in April 2016, 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 excavation of the site began in October 2017 and was completed in the fall of 2018.

Farrow is collaborating with Jerusalem-based Rubenstein Ofer Architects for this project.

 

Royal St. Georges College Phase Four Design Commences

Farrow has begun design on the fourth phase of the transformation of the junior school at Royal St. George's College. The project includes creating new collaboration spaces for the middle school including a larger multipurpose/function space which could accommodate up to two classes at once. Construction will commence in the spring of 2019.  

 

Farrow Chairs Healthy City Design International Session

Tye Farrow chaired a 2018 Healthy City Design congress session on the relationship between community food hubs and community health and prosperity. Community food hubs are a new typology that mixes famer markets, food processing and community engagement space which creates shared learning on health and wellbeing.

The congress, organized by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, was at the Royal College of Physicians in London England on October 15 & 16, 2018. The Health City Design Congress explored the theme of Creating cities for all: designing for equity and resilience. . . . in their planning and design, cities have made undeniable progress in advancing the health of their citizens over the past 60 years. Within cities, however, health inequalities exist, and these are largely based on broader social inequalities. Cities have become polarised between rich and poor, public and private, engaged and excluded.

 

Farrow Gives HD Elevate 2018 New York City Keynote Address

Tye Farrow gave a keynote address to the HD Elevate 2018 conference in New York City on how what we build can cause health. Organized by Hospitality Design Magazine, the conference was a gathering of 250 design leaders to hear from nine of the brightest minds across sectorsfrom hospitality and coworking to retail and sustainabilityin short inspirational and conversational talks and discussions as we explore whats happening today and whats in store for tomorrow. Expect a 360-degree look at design, centered around experience, innovation, and technology. Its not only a springboard for innovative ideas that embrace this cross-discipline practice, but an engaging discussion about whats to come.

Farrow joined other speakers including leaders from Google Home, We Works and Six Senses Resorts to present his ideas on the leading issues facing the design industry today.