Welcome to FORGE.
Building on the 37-year legacy of FME Architecture + Design, FORGE represents our commitment to evolving the client experience. We are forging relationships and forging a new approach to design.
Share what’s important to you.
What’s important to you is important to us. Let’s work together to turn your passion into reality.
Sr. Project Manager at DPR Construction
“My vision for a successful project is to make sure that everybody is able to overcome the obstacles that come along. And when we come out at the end, we are still in a great working relationship so we can move on to the next project together.”
Architecture and Design Director at CRI
“The best way to build trust in a professional relationship is that old word, honesty. Right from the beginning, tell them what you do and what you don’t do. And the good clients will know that when you’re saying no, you’re saying it for a reason.”
“Client service to me means being able to connect with our architect on more than just a business level, but on a person-to-person level. It means going above and beyond. It means being able to have a friendship with our architect.”
High Performance Project Management at stok
“I’m a promoter of great design, but I’m also a promoter of design that functions for a client. I think those two go hand-in-hand. If it’s a tenant improvement or something, it’s going to enhance the efficiency of the company, it’s beautiful to look at, beautiful to work in, and meets all the client’s goals.”
Project Executive at Charles Pankow Builders
“We really need a trusted partner, somebody that can work with us from the outset and understand not only the design on the code side but understand the budget as well. We want a partner to be flexible and adaptable, and to work side-by-side with us so that we can get it right the first time.”
Principal at CM Commercial Real Estate
“The most rewarding aspect of my work is when the client is happy and we’ve completed the task at hand. If you’re also able to bring to light things that the client didn’t see initially, then that’s a successful project – whether it’s about the space, the design, the process, or just making life easier for the client. Success means always delivering what the client wants.”
Raine Paulson Arcieri
Designer at FORGE
“The people on my team are super important. We’re a family. From our principals and our project managers, to those of us who are emerging professionals and even our interns. We all work together. We all have a really wonderful way of communicating.”
Chief Financial Officer at FORGE
“Clients want us to better understand their business. It’s not just the budget, it’s not just the workplace, it’s about really delving down and understanding their company culture and brand – only then are we better positioned to deliver a nicely designed project that meets the functional requirements and increases overall stakeholder value for everyone involved.”
Team Lead, Project Manager at FORGE
“Design is very important. What’s also important is the process along the way, how we get there. It’s about meeting with the client and understanding what they want, their vision, their goals for their new space, and how they see themselves working in the future.”
Chief Design Officer at FORGE
“For decades we have been known as great architects and designers but our community, our market, has changed. Clients want something in addition to design, not something instead of, but in addition to being excellent architects and designers. They want to have a rewarding experience that they can rely on. That’s the extra layer of our new direction for the firm.”
Team Lead, Senior Project Architect at FORGE
“What inspires me most is having the chance to make something unique. Sometimes I get glimpses of that just by creating a nice drawing that communicates well. Even when I’m making things in my own time, like working on motorcycles, I enjoy having the opportunity to create something unique and special.”