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Forth Bagley




Master of Architecture,
Yale University School of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts,
Yale University

Since joining KPF in 2005, Forth has led the design and management of some of the most impactful urban projects in the world. He brings a programmatic emphasis to every project he leads, utilizing a communicative, collaborative, and engaged approach.

Forth has a particular interest in issues of density, the intersection of public and private space, and the intricate programmatic relationships within the contemporary city. His experience across sectors, from boutique residential and hospitality complexes to headquarters and commercial projects, is focused on the successful realization of complex, mixed-use lifestyle districts and developments.

As the leader of a number of KPF’s most significant works, including the retail and master planning of Hudson Yards in New York, the continuous development of Hong Kong’s Landmark and Victoria Dockside districts, and the massive new Changi Terminal 5 in Singapore, Forth is an expert at assembling and leading large teams of architects and consultants to deliver complicated city-defining projects.

Other mixed-use projects include Shanghai’s DreamCenter district, One Bangkok in Thailand and large masterplans in Santa Clara and San Jose, California. His residential projects in California, Texas, Florida, Washington DC and New York, and his luxury hotel projects around the world are guided by his appreciation of mixed-use program as the driving force of the contemporary global city.

Forth is a frequent speaker for organizations and conferences such as ULI, MIPIM, New York’s Urban Design Forum and CTBUH, sharing his expertise and passion for architecture that enhances the vitality of its city. He co-edited Perspecta 38 through the Yale School of Architecture, where he is a frequent guest critic and where he has twice taught as the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor. He has lectured at Yale and Harvard, and is a frequent guest critic at a number of universities.