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Integrating Virtual Reality into Architecture

FORGE was featured in The VIEW, CRE 2.0. Leah Denman wrote the article, please see excerpt below. Bright light bounced off the industrial ceiling fans into the offices in 707 West Tower, the former airplane hangar and manufacturing building at Alameda Point, which San Francisco–based architecture and design firm FORGE is reinventing as part of a full refurbishment … Continued

#44 on SFBT Top 50 Largest Architecture Firms

FORGE made the list of the San Francisco Business Times’ top 50 largest architecture firms in the Bay Area. Some of the biggest in-progress projects that contributed to our growth in 2017 include 100 and 150 Hooper, in association with Kilroy and Pfau Long Architecture, and the San Francisco Department of Public Works Central Shops. … Continued

Bldg. 91 Wins Alameda Architectural Preservation Award for Adaptive Reuse

The Alameda Architectural Preservation Society presented FORGE with a 2018 Architectural Preservation Award for the adaptive reuse of Building 91, located at Alameda Point, Alameda, CA. The Alameda Naval Air Station is a very special place in Alameda. A large part of the City’s history and development is tied to the NAS. Over the years, as it … Continued

Ideas For Lobby Renovations

In recent years, the design of commercial building lobbies has enjoyed a steady evolution. Many have made a transformation from museum-like, pass-through spaces to more hospitality and experience focused spaces with unique and innovative features to engage both tenants and visitors. This change is directly in response to the market’s demand. Companies looking for space … Continued

FORGE Rebrand – 2018 SMPS National MCA Awards Finalist

The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), the premier A/E/C marketing and business development association, is pleased to announce the finalists of its 2018 Marketing Communications Awards (MCA). FORGE has been selected as a finalist in the corporate identity rebrand category. This annual competition is the longest-standing, most prestigious awards program recognizing excellence in marketing … Continued

Workplaces Green Up To Boost Health, Productivity

The World Green Building Council recently released a report that provides tangible insights on why greener workspaces are healthier, more enjoyable places to work, and this has a direct impact on productivity, employee health and the bottom line. In this exclusive, Eric Ibsen, chief design officer at FORGE, discusses how corporate clients are embracing these ideals to enhance work environments … Continued

DPR in World GBC Report – Doing Right By Planet & People

Today, the World Green Building Council launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building examines case studies of … Continued

Firm Foundation – A New HQ for McGuire and Hester

FORGE designs a new headquarters for McGuire and Hester that honors the past and ushers in the future. The new two-story, 23,000-square-foot headquarters serves as a brick-and-mortar tribute to McGuire and Hester’s nearly century-long past and future success. Designed in collaboration with the company’s employees, the two-toned, masonry and steel building with copper accents blends … Continued