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Tye Farrow is the senior partner at Farrow Partners Architecture and is an internationally renowned expert on the intersection of architecture and health. Harvard educated, with a Masters of Neuroscience in Applied Architecture, and over $3 Billion dollars’ worth of mind-blowing projects under his belt – it’s easy to see why. He recently published his new book Constructing Health: How the Built Environment Enhances Your Mind’s Health. Tye 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; 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 Houston. 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, Board of Governors, 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.
Tye Farrow is the senior partner at Farrow Partners Architecture and is an internationally renowned expert on the intersection of architecture and health. With a Masters of Neuroscience in Applied Architecture and dozens of world-class, mind-blowing projects under his belt – its easy to see why. His projects include hospitals, education centers, and even entire plans for iconic cities like Venice, Italy. And to top it off – Tye just released his thought-leading new book Constructing Health: How the Environment Enhances Mind Health. We dive deep into Tye's new book and explore how the spaces we design and inhabit, from cities to our homes, significantly impact our mental and physical health. We address the shocking fact that the average North American spends 87% of their life indoors, underscoring the importance of creating positive indoor environments. Tye's insights into how educational settings and workplaces can affect mental health, and the role of materials like mass timber in reducing stress, are critical for anyone interested in creating healthier, more productive spaces. We don't stop there; Tye enlightens us on how nature, art and complex patterns stimulate our creativity and enhance our well-being. Ever heard of forest bathing, or embreathment? Tye explains these concepts and how they contribute to our health. Last, we discuss how health-generation, or salutogenesis, can revolutionize building design and create high-performance buildings that promote physical and mind health.
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