NISPA regrets to announce that due to the recent declaration by the World Health Organization of COVID-19 as a pandemic and the announcement from the Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health, the event scheduled for April 1, 2020 to be held at Royal St George’s College is cancelled.

The health, safety and well-being of our members, volunteers and our community is always our top priority in these challenging times.

As a non-profit arts organization, NISPA is grateful for your continued support and understanding.

Be well and stay healthy. We will provide updates as we get any revised guidance from public health officials.

April Connects 2020

Royal Saint George's College

People spend most of their day in or around buildings. Homes, offices, schools, and stores are all types of architecture in which the design can affect the way we feel, how we behave, and the impact on our health.

We invite you to join us for guest speaker Tye S. Farrow’s presentation on

Enriched Environments for Activated Optimal Learning:

Seven Elements of Architectural Space that Contribute to Physiological and Psychological Health

Tye s. Farrow
Tye s. Farrow

Event Details


Royal St. George's College
120 Howland Ave, Toronto, ON  M5R 3B5


09:30 AM  Registration and buffet breakfast
10:00 AM  Welcome and introduction
10:25 AM  Keynote Speaker: Tye Farrow
10:55 AM  Q&A Period
11:10 AM   Event Close and Tours

Tye S. Farrow

Senior Partner, Farrow Partners Architects
FRAIC, B.Arch., M.Arch.U.D., OAA, MAIBC, AIA Assoc, LEED AP 

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; 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 Finland to Auckland New Zealand. 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, a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from Harvard University, and is in progress of obtaining a Master of Neuroscience applied to Architecture and Design from the University of Venice LUAV.

Tye 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 has been team leader for over a dozen leading independent school master plans and projects across Canada and internationally including collaborating with: Bishop Strachan School, Berkeley Academy, Country Day School, Dearcroft Montessori School, Elmwood School, Havergal College, Kingsway College School, Oakville Christian School, Pickering College, Royal St Georges College, Stratford Hall Vancouver BC, Toronto Montessori School - Bayview and Elgin Mills Campuses, Trafalgar Castle School, Whistler Waldorf School Whistler BC, and a design for the British Sherborne School’s new campus in Qatar.

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