AIA CES Credits
AV Office
Abstract Publication
Academic Affairs
Academic Calendar, Columbia University
Academic Calendar, GSAPP
Admissions Office
Advanced Standing Waiver Form
Alumni Board
Alumni Office
Anti-Racism Curriculum Development Award
Architecture Studio Lottery
Avery Library
Avery Review
Avery Shorts


STEM Designation
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Skill Trails
Student Affairs
Student Awards
Student Conduct
Student Council (All Programs)
Student Financial Services
Student Health Services at Columbia
Student Organization Handbook
Student Organizations
Student Services Center
Student Services Online (SSOL)
Student Work Online
Studio Culture Policy
Studio Procedures
Summer Workshops
Support GSAPP
This website uses cookies as well as similar tools and technologies to understand visitors' experiences. By continuing to use this website, you consent to Columbia University's usage of cookies and similar technologies, in accordance with the Columbia University Website Cookie Notice Group 6

Forth Bagley

Since joining KPF in 2005, Forth Bagley, AIA, 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 master-plans 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 Bagley holds a Bachelor’s degree and an M.Arch degree from Yale University and 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.

Selected Experience

Hudson Yards, retail and master plan, New York, NY, USA – Managing Principal

Victoria Dockside, Hong Kong – Principal-in-Charge

Changi Terminal 5, Singapore – Project Director

One Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand – Managing Principal

The Landmark, Hong Kong – Design Principal

815 Water Street, Tampa, FL, USA – Managing Principal

2000 South Bell, Arlington, VA, USA – Managing Principal

WF Central, Beijing, China – Design Principal

Guangzhou CTF Finance Tower, Guangzhou, China – Principal-in-Charge

Shanghai DreamCenter – Managing Principal

Thu Thiem Master Plan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Managing Principal

Tianfu Center, Chengdu, China – Managing Principal

1055 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA – Lead Designer

Rosewood Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Principal-in-Charge

Rosewood Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand – Principal-in-Charge

Rosewood Chengdu, Chengdu, China – Managing Principal

Rosewood Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan – Principal-in-Charge

Rosewood Guangzhou, Guangzhou, China – Principal-in-Charge

Rosewood Houston, Houston, TX, USA – Managing Principal

Mandarin Beijing, Beijing, China – Design Principal

Mandarin Macau, Macau – Lead Designer

Four Seasons Chengdu, Chengdu, China – Principal-in-Charge

Wellington Hotel, London, UK – Managing Principal

ADIA Headquarters Expansion, Abu Dhabi, UAE – Principal-in-Charge

1700 M Street, Washington D.C., USA – Managing Principal

Singha Headquarters, Bangkok, Thailand – Managing Principal

UOB Headquarters, Bangkok, Thailand – Managing Principal


Course Semester Title Student Work Instructor Syllabus Requirements & Sequence Location & Time Session & Points Call No.
PLA6863‑1 Spring 2024
International Design and Development
James von Klemperer, Forth Bagley
W 11 AM - 1 PM
1.5 Points