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“We strive for excellence in all areas of our work, aiming not just to satisfy, but to exceed Client expectations.”

Forte Architecture + Design is an award-winning architecture and design services firm offering complete project design and delivery assistance to commercial, retail, governmental, institutional and residential clients in the regional northeast United States and beyond since 1999. 

We encourage a selfless, open approach from all team members to make space for creative problem-solving, setting aside preconceptions and allowing the best ideas to be incorporated regardless of where they originate.  We will not impose our own style or solution.  

We value the input of the Owner, builder, end-users and other stakeholders in all project phases of work to help guide critical decision-making and inform the design.  Our experience has been that the most successful outcomes result from an integrative approach to design and construction



Edward P. Forte AIA LEED AP

Ed Forte is President and Sole Founder of Forte Architecture + Design.  An Architect with over 32 years of experience on a wide range of project types, complexities and scales, Ed is licensed in Massachusetts and Florida, holds NCARB certification and is a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is a graduate of the Boston Architectural College in Boston, MA  and has studied in Italy under internationally noted Architects and planners.


Through a robust network of associates working in close coordination with core staff, we deploy a services delivery model that is adaptable, cost-efficient and responsive to the demands of nearly all project types, scales and levels  of complexity. This structure has enabled Forte Architecture + Design to offer clients the intimacy of working with a small firm, while at the same time enjoying the benefits of a much larger interdisciplinary organization.  Below is a selected list of our Associates illustrating the range of skills we can offer using this services-delivery model:

  • Andrew Falkenstein, AIA   Associate Architect/ Project Management

  • Gary Mendoza, AIA LEED AG  Associate Architect/ OPM/ MCPPO

  • David Mayer, RA  Associate Architect/ Design and Illustration

  • Catherine Stramer  Associate Interior Designer/ Graphic Designer

  • Sarah Ritch  Associate Designer/ CAD Specialist

  • Drew Bagdasarian  Associate OPM/ Construction Manager


We continue to expand our network of trusted consultants.  Examples of team members with whom we regularly work and arrange services for on any given project include the following:

  • Geotechnical Engineers

  • Surveyors

  • Civil Engineers

  • Landscape Architects

  • HazMat Consultants

  • Structural Engineers

  • MEP/FP Engineers

  • Lighting Designers

  • Kitchen Planners

  • Refrigeration Consultants

  • Spec Writers

  • Cost Consultants


Professional services offerings of Forte Architecture + Design include:


  • Team Leadership and Coordination

  • Master Planning

  • Project Pre-planning and Budget Analysis

  • Building and Zoning Code Compliance, Analysis and Review

  • Project Programming

  • Design and Design Development

  • Construction Documents Preparation

  • Permitting and Bid-Period Services

  • Construction Period Services

  • Presentation Renderings and Models

  • Peer Review

  • Owner’s Project Management Services


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