Farrow Begins Design of Two Education Campuses

Farrow engaged to begin the architectural design of its two approved master plan designs for the expansion of Toronto Montessori’s Bayview and Elgin Mills Campuses. The design includes a new main entrance and lobby, gymnasium, performance centre and related administrative spaces at the Bayview Campus and a new dining hall, server, kitchen and administrative areas at the Elgin Mills Campus. Construction will commence in June 2018 and the new buildings will open in September 2019.

Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS School (TMS) had selected Farrow in August 2016 to create a Facilities Development Plan for their two campus locations in Richmond Hill.

These two projects further reinforce Farrow’s reputation as a leader in creating healthy learning places, having worked on over a dozen independent school projects.

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Farrow to Present Ideas at 2017 Ontario Hospital Association Annual Conference

Tye Farrow has invited to present his thoughts on Causing Health through the built environment at the signature conference and exhibition of the Ontario Hospital Association this November. Health Achieve has long been one of the largest and most respected health care events in North America, the preeminent gathering place for health care and business leaders.

The theme of 2017 Health Achieve is "Inspiring Ideas and Innovation" extending across all aspects of health care and touches research, integration, technology, building and partnerships. It also serves to provide delegates with a venue that is continuously forward-looking, and in which imagination and ideas are encouraged and cultivated.


Farrow Presents Cause Health Ideas in Bangkok, Thailand

Tye Farrow presented his ideas on the relationship between what we build and our ability to thrive, to an audience Thailand’s leading health care providers on July 5, 2017 in Bangkok. He asked the audience “What if our health was the basis for judging every building; What if we were dedicated to designing places that cause health”? This is based on Farrow’s belief that what we create is either an enriched environment that causes health, or erodes our ability to thrive culturally, economically, mentally and physically.

Farrow has initiated a global “Cause Health” movement aimed at raising expectations for design as the basis for total health, which extends beyond technical sustainability and physical health to encompass our state of mind.


Farrow’s Ottawa Independent School Master Plan Approved

Farrow’s Facilities Development Master Plan for Elmwood School in Ottawa, Canada was approved for implementation by the schools Board of Governors. The plan creates a new main entrance to Ottawa’s oldest independent girls school located in the prominent Rockcliffe neighbourhood. Along with a new semi-circular entry and lobby, the design includes a dining hall, students common, performance centre, health and wellness centre along with a variety of exterior common spaces.

This project intends to revitalize and strengthen the image of the school in the minds of the parents, students and staff; a project that will create the physical environment where the girls are at home, where they can truly be themselves, to unlock their intelligence, their passion and their greatness.

Elmwood is one of the most innovative girls’ school in North America and ranked as one of the top 25 private schools in Canada. Acclaimed for its academic excellence, caring atmosphere and strong community spirit, Elmwood is a school where girls are encouraged to stretch themselves, try new things, create and explore.

Farrow has a worldwide reputation for creating healthy learning places that nourish the spirit and touch the heart, having worked on over a dozen independent school projects.

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Farrow Selected to Transform Historic Oakville Landmark

Farrow has been engaged by Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville to transform its historic building in the heart of Oakville to include educational, meeting and exterior public space. Located in the centre of downtown Oakville on Lakeshore Road, the red-brick Gothic style building built in 1888, will be renovated tol include a new landscaped plaza, new entrance, reception, main hall and server kitchen, expanded needing facilities and a lower level education space.



Farrow Engaged to Design Mixed-use Project

Farrow has been engaged to develop design options for a mixed-use development in the upper Trafalgar neighbourhood of Oakville. The project includes two towers, the first seven stories in height and the second twenty stories. The design includes the creation of individual glazed triangular windows in each suite to increase the window wall area. Combined, the massing of the windows creates the appearance of a natural mountain range.




Jerusalem mixed-use building design begins

March 17, 2017. Farrow has begun design on a new $80 million mixed-use building including retail, commercial, hotel and underground parking in the heart of the ancient city. This is the second building Farrow is designing as part of their master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus. Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017.

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Design for first phase of medical centre master plan unveiled

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March 13, 2017. Farrow has unveiled the design for Israel’s newest cancer centre, located on a prominent site in the heart of Jerusalem.

It is the first phase of Farrow’s three million square foot master plan for Shaare Zedek Medical Centre (SZMC) campus, which was completed in April 2016. The 75,000 square foot centre will offer radiation treatment as a complement to present chemotherapy services on the campus. Read the full Canadian Architect news article here.

Construction will commence with the excavation of the site in June 2017. Farrow is collaborating with Jerusalem-based Rubenstein Ofer Architects for this project. This is Farrow’s fourth project in Israel, having designed buildings in the country since 2006.




Phase Two of transformative Royal St. Georges College begins construction

March 14, 2017. Construction has begun on the second of the three phased projects designed to transform the junior school of Royal St. George's College. The project includes a new entry hall, centre for collaboration, kitchen, food preparation area and renovation to all learning spaces on the first and second level. The final phase will involve altering the lower level of the building to collaborative and learning environments aligned with the Colleges' strategic objectives.

Royal St. George's College is one of Canadas premier independent schools for boys, located in the heart of the Annex neighborhood in Toronto. Founded in 1961 as an Anglican choir school in the tradition of the great collegiate and cathedral choir schools in the United Kingdom, it is the only pre-university school in Canada authorized to use the "Royal" designation, and houses the historic Chapel of St Alban-the Martyr on its campus.

Farrow’s education sector expertise builds on its leadership in creating healthy environments. This emphasis on healthy learning places has proven to be a major factor in the firms expanding independent school projects for some of Canada’s most prestigious academic organizations including Bishop Strachan School, Kingsway College School, Country Day School, Pickering College, Toronto Montessori School, Elmwood School, Havergal College, Dearcroft Montessori School, Berkeley Academy, Oakville Christian School as well as a design for the British Sherborne School’s new campus in Qatar.