Current Projects

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue - Evanston, IL

The Beth Emet synagogue, built in 1963, is undergoing a two-phase renovation of worship, learning, and community spaces as well as infrastructure, seating, sound systems, technology, and bathrooms. The improvements will provide a more modern experience and will increase safety, security, and accessibility. Forge served as Owner's Representative for Phase One and is currently engaged as Construction Manager At-Risk for Phase Two.

Woodlawn Residential Commons, Chicago, IL

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Woodlawn Residential Commons will be the newest residence hall at the University of Chicago, built in a partnership between the University of Chicago and Capstone Development Partners.  The P3 project featuring 1200 beds and a new Dining Hall, is slated to open in Fall 2020. Forge is engaged with Capstone as the project's Scheduling Consultant, tasked with visiting the project site on a regular basis to assess the progress of construction against the project schedule, and to make recommendations for schedule improvements to ensure the facility is completed on time for student move-in.

The Hockaday School - Dallas, TX


The Hockaday School is embarking upon an ambitious master planning process for their Athletics program and ultimately the entire campus.  Forge has been retained as project manager, conducting the selection process for the Master Planner and eventually managing the planning process form start to finish.

The current Apple store at 679 N. Michigan was vacated at the end of 2017.  The building will be transformed to serve as the newest flagship opportunity on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

University of Chicago David M. Rubenstein Forum

Near North Montessori School - Chicago, IL

The Near North Montessori School (NNMS) in Wicker Park is working with Ross Barney Architects on a new master plan that will result in numerous capital improvements to be executed in phases over several years.  Improvements include a new Innovation Lab, classrooms, office and conference space, commercial kitchen, building infrastructure upgrades, and a new urban garden to support the school's thriving "Farmessori" program.  Forge is serving as Owner's Representative, working with the school and design team to develop comprehensive project budgets and schedules to support the master planning effort, and will ultimately provide services through design and construction.

North Park Elementary School - Chicago, IL

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679 N. Michigan Avenue - Chicago, Il

Forge is serving as Owner's Representative for a two-phase renovation of the North Park Elementary School, including updating of the school's HVAC system, reconfiguration of administrative space, and the conversion of 4,000 SF of garage space to new classrooms.

The current Apple store at 679 N. Michigan was vacated at the end of 2017.  The building will be transformed to serve as the newest flagship opportunity on Chicago's Magnificent Mile.

Studio Gang Architects - Gallery and Archive


Studio Gang Architects are building out the 7,000 SF garden level of their headdquarters in Chicago to serve as an archive and gallery for display of their many interesting works.  Forge is providing project management and Design-Build services for the project, which is scheduled to be complete in July 2020.

The University of Chicago is building a new 97,000, 10-story conference center designed by Diller Scofidio and Renfro.  Forge is providing project management services to support the University's facilities team, focusing on implementation of owner-installed systems (audio-visual, security, phone/data, furniture) and MEP systems commissioning.  Force is also managing the design and construction of a high-end wine bar and restaurant within the conference center.  The building is expected to open in fall 2020.

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