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Construction Commences on TMS Bayview Campus

Construction has begun on the redevelopment of the Toronto Montessori Bayview Campus. The design includes a new main entrance and atrium lobby featuring a tree-like wood structure. The project included a building that will act as a new face for the school including new administrative space, performance centre and gymnasium. The new semi-circular building wraps around a new landscaped entry plaza which will create a sense of a campus for TMS. Building occupancy is slated for August 2019

 

Ottawa Sciences Lab Construction Begins

Construction has begun on the new Elmwood School sciences lab suite. The work includes new state of the art sciences learning space, collaborative areas and teach preparation areas. The project is the first phase of a larger redevelopment of the campus which includes a new arts suite, new entry courtyard, new entrance and reception, ding hall, student learning comments and garden terrace. The new labs will be occupied in the fall of 2018.

 

Medical Health Centre Designs Completed

Farrow has completed designs for a new community health centre and medical office space in Woodstock, opposite the community hospital. The three storey, 65,000 sqft building is a continuation of Farrows exploration of flexible, effective community health building typologies.

 

Toronto Hunt Golf Simulation Centre is Tendered for Construction

The Toronto Hunt’s new golf simulation centre, pro shop and related spaces overlooking the Lake Ontario, has gone out to tender in advance of a construction start this fall. 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.

 

Royal St. Georges College Phase Three Begins Construction

Construction has commenced on the third phase of the four 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.

 

Farrow Begins First Phase of Ottawa Education Campus Expansion

Farrow has begun work on the expansion of Elmwood School, in the prominent Rockcliffe neighbourhood of Ottawa. 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.

The project includes a new entry courtyard, new entrance and reception, ding hall, student learning comments and garden terrace.

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 in Canada and internationally.

 

Farrow on Jury of European Healthcare Design Awards

Tye Farrow served on the jury of the 2018 European Healthcare Design Awards for Health and Life Sciences Design, recognizing professional excellence in health environments both in Europe and around the world. The awards, organized by Architects for Health and SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange, will be presented at a ceremony during the final session of the European Healthcare Design conference and exhibition in London England on June 12.

 

Farrow to Participate in UofT “What is a School” Symposium

Tye Farrow will be one of the ‘Dissenting Choir’ speaker that wrapped up the “What is a School (of Architecture, Landscape, art and urbanism) Symposium in the new Principal Hall at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, Design and Visual Studies.

The day and a half long international symposium beginning on April 27, 2018, will explore the role of a design school as a “lobby, test kitchen and dining room” in exploring and encouraging debate, political dialog and critical thinking around architecture and city making.

 

Farrow Completes Building Permit Submission for Education Campuses

Farrow completed building permit drawings for the transformation of the of the Toronto Montessori Bayview Campuses. The design includes a new main entrance and lobby, gymnasium, performance centre and related administrative spaces. Construction will commence in June 2018 and the new building opening in September 2019.

Internationally recognized since 1961 as Toronto Montessori Schools, TMS 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.