UTAA PRESIDENT 2020-2021
Senior Partner, Farrow Partners Architects
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 environmental sustainability and physical health to encompass our mind health, and connects the dots between neuroscience and architecture.
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 Cape Town. His portfolio includes multiple international awards for designing some of the most technically advanced facilities in the world.
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." Hospitality Design Magazine has deemed Farrow globally one of “nineteen earth champions and wellness visionaries who are changing what it means to do good”. Tye Farrow holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University.
Tye’s volunteering activities include: President-elect, Board of Directors, University of Toronto Alumni Association; Boundless Cabinet Member, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design University of Toronto; Alumni Faculty Representative, Faculty Council, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design University of Toronto; Past Vice-chair, College of Electors, University of Toronto; Past First Vice-president, Board of Governors Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Past Chairman of the Board, Board of Governors, Royal St. George’s College.