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Forge Projects is Growing

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

Forge Projects has been experiencing an exciting period of growth, with a host of new clients and projects. In order to best serve our clients, we have recently added two stellar professionals to our team.

Chip Weir - Project Director

Chip Weir is a skilled project management leader with expertise representing developers, corporations, and lenders in the delivery of multiple project types including office space, corporate headquarters, hospitality, multi-family, retail facilities, healthcare, R&D, and industrial. With 35 years of industry experience, he utilizes a hands-on, detail-oriented approach throughout the course of a project. His leadership skills and ability to work effectively with diverse user groups supports his proven track record achieving client cost and schedule goals.

Chip is currently working on a hotel development on Wells Street in Chicago with Condor Partners; the Embry West Loop with Sulo Development, and a condominium project with the 1500 Sheridan HOA in Wilmette, IL.

Jennifer Hart O'Brien - Senior Consultant

With 22 years of progressive roles in university student housing operations and facilities management, Jennifer has extensive experience with capital projects as well as campus master planning activities. Drawing from her long career in higher education in Residential Education, Residence Life, Housing Operations, Facilities Services, and as a faculty member, she brings a nuanced perspective to her advisory services for planning activities or studies. Jennifer's experience has provided her with a unique understanding of student housing, both short-term and long-term planning and execution, as well as programmatic and student-facing roles. And, with over a decade in front of the classroom teaching undergraduate writing and rhetoric, Jennifer is extremely nimble at facilitation, presentation, and working directly with stakeholders.

Jennifer is currently working on projects at Clark University in Worcester, MA; School District 58 in Downers Grove, IL; and at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.


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