Chicago, IL, USA
Narrow Bridge Arts Center
The Narrow Bridge Arts Center project envisions the transformation of a 100-year old building in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago to a net-zero energy Arts Center and residence. The building, originally built as a synagogue in 1921, was used most recently by Chicago's Cosmoplitan Church of Prayer. Upon completion, the building will be home to visual and performing arts studios, a woodshop, communal space, and an artist's residence. Through the deployment of ground source heat pumps, solar panels, and extensive upgrades to the building's envelope, the project expects to successfully function as a true carbon neutral facility. Forge provided project planning and estimating services, and is now serving as Owner's Representative on the project during construction. The center is expected to open in early 2024.