Knowledge & Media

Explore insights into the art and science of architecture and design, news from the Forge Craft team, press coverage of our work, case studies and knowledge-sharing.

An Introduction to the Benefits of Passive House Design

INNOVATION & TECH TODAY: Article authored by Trey Farmer, Partner, Principal, and Chief Sustainability Officer at Forge Craft Architecture + Design

Passive House Is Now a Platform for More

METROPOLIS MAGAZINE: For years the German sustainability standard had a singular focus on energy efficiency. But today architects around the world are using Passive House

Custom Home Design: The “Quiet Luxury”

JETSET MAGAZINE: In fashion, ‘Quiet Luxury’ emphasizes minimalist, supreme-quality pieces with timeless appeal…This commitment to quality and sustainability has also manifested in home design, exemplified

It’s Cheaper and Faster To Build Buildings in Factories… So Why Don’t We?

PROPMODO: As the country’s housing crisis has come more to the forefront of the political conversation in recent years, so have ideas to help solve

Dwell Magazine’s 20 Most-Liked Homes on Instagram in 2023: Theresa Passive House

Theresa Passive House has been recognized as one of Dwell’s 2023 most-liked homes on Instagram with nearly 16,000 likes.

City Gives $4.5M Toward Decadelong Austin Playhouse Arts Center Project

Designed by Forge Craft Architecture and Design, the 25,000 square foot arts center includes two theaters, rehearsal and classroom spaces, and a lobby.

Finding Solutions to Modular Construction’s Challenges

PROPMODO: It sounds a bit like the stuff of 20th-century science fiction. Computers are printing buildings. Entire homes are created in a factory and shipped,
Theresa House featured in The Cool Down

Texan Builds Stunning ‘Passive House’ That Uses 75% Less Electricity Than Most Homes: ‘The Best Way To Build’

THE COOL DOWN: As far as Trey Farmer is concerned, every new home should be a passive house.

Leveraging Design to Mitigate the Impacts of Increasing Extreme Temperatures

After more than 40 days of 100+ degree weather here in Austin, it goes without saying: It’s hot out here in Texas! But then again,
Zilker Studios Ribbon Cutting

New Build on The Block: Forge Craft & Foundation Communities Celebrate Completion of 110 Units of Affordable Housing at Zilker Studios in Austin

Witnessing someone walk through the doors to their new home for the first time is one of the most rewarding parts of our work. This
Forge Craft featured in Dwell

Budget Breakdown: An Austin Couple Give a Century-Old Craftsman a Passive House Upgrade for $836K

DWELL: Marrying efficient construction with warm, contemporary touches, this full-house remodel shows how delightful resilient design can be.
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Welcome to the Refreshed Forge Craft

Did we have some work done? Why yes, yes we did. Our fresh new look is all about making sure the way we think and
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Pork Craft 2023

Thanks to everyone who celebrated our annual hog roast and family day! Photos captured by Likeness Studio
Capital Studios by Forge Craft

Micros for the Middle: A Field Guide to Microunits (White Paper)

Through our series of “Forge Craft Field Guides” we offer you a glimpse into our burgeoning knowledge base and invite you to join us in
Forge Craft featured in Fine Homebuilding

Passive-House Remodel in A Historic Neighborhood

FINE HOMEBUILDING: A century-old bungalow is renovated to maintain its original character while achieving Passive-House certification.
Forge Craft featured in Metropolis

In Texas, a Passive House Blends Style and Sustainability

METROPOLIS: Forge Craft Architecture + Design and Hugh Jefferson Randolph partner to refresh a 1914 craftsman home, making it hyper energy efficient along the way.

CARE+CRAFT COVID-19 Modular Treatment Center (White Paper)

CARE+CRAFT is a modular urgent-response concept conceived by Forge Craft Architecture + Design, as an innovative architectural solution to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, or any
Forge Craft featured by Phius

Texas Take 2 — Resilience

PHIUS.ORG: Phius professional Trey Farmer details his experience living in a Phius home during winter storms in Texas.
Forge Craft featured in The Architect's Newspaper

Six sustainable projects win Austin Green Awards

ARCHITECTS NEWSPAPER: Late last year, Austin architects, designers, and urbanists gathered to celebrate the six winners of the Austin Green Awards, an honor that recognizes
Meeting the need for affordable housing in Austin - Forge Craft

Meeting the need for affordable housing in Austin

SPECTRUM NEWS 1: Meeting the need for affordable housing in Austin - Forge Craft
Forge Craft featured in Towers

Inside Zilker Studios, South Austin’s Latest Affordable Housing Community

TOWERS: With a clean modern design and incredible panoramic views of the downtown skyline from a hillside at the edge of the coveted Zilker neighborhood,
Forge Craft Architecture & Design's COVID Companion

COVID Companion

While we all wish for a return to “normal,” life Post-COVID-19 will not be normal in the ways to which we have been accustomed.
Forge Craft featured in Sight Lines

Austin Playhouse Reveals Final Renderings of its New Venue

SIGHTLINES MAGAZINE: Austin Playhouse released renderings of its new two-theater center designed by Forge Craft Architecture and Design.
Forge Craft featured in Austin Culture Map

Austin theater raises the curtain on expansive east side performance venue

AUSTIN CULTUREMAP: A popular Austin theater is staging perhaps the biggest production in its history — construction of a permanent performance space.
Forge Craft featured in Broadway World

Austin Playhouse Purchases 2.8 Acre Lot On East Anderson Lane

BROADWAY WORLD: On Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Austin Playhouse closed on a 2.8 acre site at 1717 E. Anderson Lane, along the 183 frontage road
Forge Craft featured in Austin American Statesman

Developers to make pitch to shape McKalla Place without a stadium

STATESMAN.COM: For weeks developers have poked holes at Precourt Sports Ventures’ proposal to build a Major League Soccer stadium at McKalla Place.
Forge Craft featured in Austin Curbed

18 award winners transforming Austin spaces

AUSTIN CURBED: Historic and cultural preservation in Austin tends to be a tricky business, with different kinds of stakeholders holding a variety of positions on
Forge Craft featured in The Austin Chronicle

As Long As There’s a Plan

AUSTIN CHRONICLE: Behind the abandoned Home Depot at I-35 and St. Johns sits a small "pocket park" – two picnic tables and a few small
Forge Craft featured in Austin Business Journal

Walmart wins second round of Coolest Offices with sleek industrial space

AUSTIN BUSINESS JOURNAL: It's nothing like any Walmart Inc. store you've ever been to.