Forward Design | Architecture, based in Kansas City, Missouri, was founded in 2011 by Christopher Fein. FD|A is comprised of dedicated design professionals committed to producing architecture at the highest levels of quality, execution and service. Every project we undertake is designed to be responsive to the individual needs of each client, user and location. By searching for and embracing the uniqueness of each situation we discover methods for innovative design.
Our practice is built upon the knowledge and professionalism gained through 14 years of experience serving as lead designer, manager and principals for internationally recognized architectural practices. We have completed projects in many areas of the United States including Michigan, Connecticut, Kansas and Chicago, enabling us to navigate the unique localized needs of a variety of physical environments and governing agencies. Our project type, client and budgetary experience vary from economical renovation work for residential clients to large new construction projects for Yale University. In addition to architectural design services, our firm can provide a variety of other design and consultation services: life safety surveys, existing building assessments, planning, interior design and furniture design.
In addition to the work of our office, we maintain close relationships with many schools of Architecture throughout the United States. Our roles at these schools vary from visiting professor to guest critic. We believe our work as educators and collaborators with students and universities engenders an innovative, research-oriented spirit to the work in our office.