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Tye Farrow
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Tye Farrow

FRAIC, B.Arch., M.Arch.U.D., LEED AP, OAA, MAIBC, MNSAA, NAA
Senior Partner

Tye Farrow has gained international recognition for designing places that enhance our capacity to thrive—culturally, economically, mentally and physically. He 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.  

Tye’s projects across North America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East demonstrate leadership in this visionary quest. He has been invited to present his ideas at leading institutions including the Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, as well as venues from Helsinki to Houston. His portfolio includes multiple international awards for designing some of the most technically advanced facilities in the world.

Building on his clients' highest aspirations, he engages them in a co-creative process that expands their possibilities.

The Stockholm-based World Congress on Design and Health identified him as a global leader who is making "a significant contribution to health and humanity through the medium of architecture and design."

His groundbreaking approach to promoting wellness at the Credit Valley Hospital and the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre in Canada is viewed internationally as setting a new standard for health design.

Tye Farrow's work has been published in the British journals Architectural Review Magazine, AD Architectural Design and HD Hospital Development. He has been designated by The Globe and Mail's Report on Business magazine as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40, recognizing Canada's "best and brightest."

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) in the United Kingdom selected Farrow's design for Credit Valley Hospital as 2007's Best International Design. This award recognizes "new thinking (that) influences the UK's future experience of delivering healthcare in the 21st century."

Tye Farrow holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.

 

Ideas

Farrow presentation at Cleveland Clinic Summit

Farrow Senior Partner, Tye Farrow, joined Ray Pentecost, President of Design and Health, and George Tingwald, Director of Medical Planning at Stanford University Medical Center, to present Architecture – Designing for Health and the Patient Experience at the 5th annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit: Transforming Healthcare through Empathy and Innovation at the annual Cleveland Clinic Summit.

The summit brought together senior health care leaders from around the world on May 18-21 to explore the patient experience as a key differentiator essential to the future of health care delivery.

 

University of Toronto Magazine features article on Farrow’s ‘Building for Your Health’ initiative

Tye Farrow (University of Toronto, BArch 1987) talks about causing health through the design of the built environment. Download PDF

 

Farrow featured in Globe and Mail

Tye Farrow and the Globe and Mail's Architourist, Dave LeBlanc, went for a walk in a Toronto neighbourhood recently and talked about Farrow's long-held belief that design can cause health. Download PDF