Forge Development Partners is creating high-tech, sustainable workforce housing solutions for people in the urban core. We are creating a new urban housing model that achieves environmental sustainability, affordability, and quality. Forge is committed to making our buildings and the construction process less impactful to the environment and local community, while also providing tremendous benefits for the building residents, not sacrificing quality, technology, or amenities.
Many urban neighborhoods lack middle income new housing solutions close to work and public transportation. It is our mission to create high quality essential rental housing to benefit the workforce, environment, and community.
World-Renowned Architecture Firm Gensler to Partner with Forge Development Partners in Constructing the Future of High-Quality Scaled Living Homes in San Francisco and San Diego
Gensler will assist Forge with the architecture and interior design of essential housing that remains accessible to the working family
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
As part of its quest to partner with thought leaders on forging a new lifestyle experience for the middle-income worker, Forge Development Partners (Forge) is happy to announce that world-renowned design firm Gensler will be its chief architectural and interior design firm for all its projects in San Francisco and San Diego. Forge, a privately held San Francisco real estate development firm, seeks to build state-of-the-art scaled essential-living apartments that help foster a sense of community and wellness for their residents while still being accessible to the average middle-income family.
"SONS OF LITTLE ITALY" TO HONOR HISTORY
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
The previous owners of 601 W. Beech Street, the Asaro family, are known as the “sons of Little Italy” and elected to sell the property to Forge because of their commitment to preserve the working-class legacy of the neighborhood. The building will include a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom units with state-of-the-art full kitchens, bathrooms and open living areas targeted for the modern working family.
The glass façade will showcase the spectacular views from residences and emphasize the contemporary feel of the development. An abstract sculptural frieze, called Sogno D’Argento by family member and world-renowned artist, John Asaro, will pay homage to Little Italy’s past as a working-class Italian and Portuguese neighborhood that once was the center of the west coast tuna fishing industry. It will be a prominent part of the building design and complement the existing neighborhood art.
“I wanted to honor the history of Little Italy,” said John Asaro. “As I was designing the frieze, I was inspired by the neighborhood fishermen, the tuna and porpoises who often swam together, and the churned-up water and waves – all interacting together. The bent abstract shapes of the frieze represent this interaction.”