Forth Bagley




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

Since joining KPF in 2005, Forth has distinguished himself as a leader in the design and management of impactful urban projects around the world. He brings a programmatic emphasis to every project he leads, utilizing a communicative 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 mixed-use lifestyle districts and developments.

An expert at assembling and leading large teams of architects and consultants, Forth has delivered multiple city-defining projects, including the master and retail 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. His portfolio also includes large master plans in Santa Clara and San Jose, California; Dallas’s North End and Knox Districts: Shanghai’s Xuhui and Xintiandi districts; and significant work in the Middle East.

Forth’s hotel and residential projects around the world are guided by his appreciation of mixed-use programs as the driving force of the contemporary global city. Building on the firm’s partnership with renowned brands, Forth has delivered iconic hotel and residential projects in Hong Kong, Houston, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Austin, Miami, Seoul, and Guangzhou.

He has led the design and delivery of impactful urban retail and lifestyle environments from Hong Kong to Vancouver, and Bangkok to London.  Similarly, his office projects in Washington DC, Toronto, Vancouver, and Tampa are informed by this sensibility.

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 several universities.  He annually teaches the course “The Value of Design” for Columbia University’s GSAPP MS Real Estate Development program.