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Hooper Complex Nears Completion

Crews have completed the structural construction at Kilory Realty’s Hooper Complex. The mixed-use office and industrial complex designed by FORGE and Pfau Long Architecture consists of two four-story buildings at 100 Hooper with 311,000 SF of office fully leased to Adobe. The ground floor provides 86,000 SF of light industrial space for innovators, inventors and crafts people. … Continued

Crunched by Numbers – SF Business Times Cover Story

Read the full article here, which features data on the six costs that are killing Bay Area small businesses, written by Kevin Truong with the San Francisco Business Times (excerpt below).   Founded in San Francisco, FORGE is an architecture and design firm that has been based in same location at 500 Montgomery St. for the … Continued

Energy Tech Company Expands Into Alameda

Read the full Biznow.com article written by Julie Littman here.  Kairos Power has signed a new 55,757 SF lease at West Tower 9 in Alameda. Cushman & Wakefield represented srmErnst Development Partners and the tenant for the lease at 707 West Tower Ave. The energy technology and engineering company is based in Oakland. It currently leases 5K … Continued

FORGE Welcomes New Controller Erika Ruperto

We are pleased to announce the addition of Controller Erika Ruperto to the team. Erika will support all financial business activities for the firm. With nearly two decades of experience, Erika manages accounting functions, including client billing and vendor relationships, and human resources, including onboarding new employees and managing benefits and payroll. “What drew me to … Continued

Napa Opens Window to Cinedome Site’s Future

The city of Napa is exploring options for redeveloping the parking lot area at the site of the former Cinedome theater, which was razed in 2015. A master plan proposal released in July calls for a combination of townhouses, retail space, a parking garage and possibly a hotel on 5.4 acres on both sides of … Continued

Lively Office Redesign Fosters TEEm Spirit

TEECOM Boardroom

FORGE’s redesign of TEECOM’s headquarters is featured in the current issue of Innovative Design Quarterly. Written by Camille LeFevre, the article accurately depicts how the new workspace better reflects the technology, AV and security design and engineering firm’s “culture of active collaboration and technology advancement.” Read the full text here.

Design Firm CFO, Andy Wilson Featured in SFBT

Read the original article, written by Hannah Norman, here on Bizjournals.com.   Design firm CFO: Virtual reality becoming more prominent. Forge takes pride in taking on challenging projects — both in architecture and interiors. The architecture and design firm, formerly known as FME Architecture + Design, rebranded in March in an effort to emphasize the stakeholder … Continued

Greg Sheppard Elected to Serve on PlaceMade’s Board

Greg Sheppard, Senior Project Architect at FORGE, has been unanimously elected to serve on PlaceMade’s board of directors for 2017. PlaceMade is San Francisco’s first and only non-profit affordable industrial real estate developer. “PlaceMade is a critical component in developing the local manufacturing sector and preserving a vibrant and diverse local economy in San Francisco, and … Continued