Karen McIntyre, Principal, joined Forum in 2001. Karen’s responsibilities include managing multifamily, single family, commercial and renovation projects. She enjoys and is intensely involved in the programming and design phase of many projects; working closely with the clients and her team at Forum to develop a complete, well organized set of construction documents. Karen holds a Bachelors Degree in Architecture from the Pratt Institute. Karen is a Licensed Architect in the states of Florida and Connecticut.
Jeff, Principal, comes to Forum with extensive architectural, business development and executive experience in a broad range of sectors across the country. At Forum, Jeff will be working closely with the teams with the primary focus on corporate operations. Jeff will utilize his architectural experience to provide mentoring to staff and help with professional development. Jeff is a registered Architect in Colorado, South Carolina, Utah, Indiana, Maryland and Florida.
Andrew has over 23 years of professional experience and currently leads all aspects of corporate operations while building upon the client-centric foundation laid by Forum’s founders over 35 years ago. Among his strengths are a strong commitment to team communication, broad working knowledge of building codes and construction methods, and steadfast devotion to cementing the firm’s position as one of the leading multifamily design firms in the Southeast. Andrew believes the design process is one of creative problem-solving throughout all phases of every project, and promotes Forum’s talented team of employee owners as the ultimate competitive advantage.
Katie, Associate Principal, is experienced in creating exceptional and award-winning designs. As the Interior Design Department Manager, she is responsible for reviewing design concepts, establishing client relationships, managing project development, and administrating the Interior Design team. With nearly 20 years of experience, Katie is well versed in project management, multi-family design, model merchandising, interior detailing, commercial designs, and managing a diverse team of Interior Designers. She is a member of The National Trust for Historic Preservation and has a passion for the conservation of historical properties. Katie is a registered Interior Designer in the State of Florida.
Norman Stoehr, Founding Principal, has over 40 years of professional experience in architectural design, interior design and corporate business management. He is a Registered Architect in 15 states, a Licensed Interior Designer in Florida and also a Licensed Real Estate Broker in Florida. Norman is involved in the corporate management and operations of Forum and also is responsible for the overall design initiatives on a wide variety of projects. Through his extensive experience Norman has refined his focus and specialized in the area of programming and design of resort/hotel, commercial, residential and interior design projects. Norman holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Clemson University.
Jim Black, Founding Principal, has over 37 years of professional experience. He is a Registered Architect in 16 states and a Certified Building Contractor in both Florida and North Carolina, as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Jim’s primary responsibilities include strategic planning, business development, corporate management, daily operations and the firm’s sustainability initiatives. Jim’s portfolio of clients and projects encompasses all multifamily market segments with ongoing client relationships of over 26 years. Jim holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Florida.
Our Studio Directors are the heart of Forum’s leadership and take personal interest in the successful outcome of the firm. Working alongside their teams of architects and designers, they ensure Forum delivers projects of the highest quality through open communication with the entire project team.
A Studio Director is involved in every project from inception through the end of construction, providing reliable continuity while maintaining and fostering relationships with clients, consultants and contractors. These individuals rely on diversity of experiences and varied skill sets, but they share a common passion and dedication when it comes to providing the best service to our clients. Their management style underscores the firm’s overall philosophy of developing long-term relationships built on trust and service with our clients.
Jeffrey Chue joined Forum in 1999, and has since worked primarily on multifamily projects specializing in wood construction. He believes in and passionately promotes the idea that architecture incorporates the whole process of creating great design, finely detailing and realizing it in a well-constructed building. Jeffrey strives daily to accomplish this goal by establishing ongoing relationships with not only the client but also with consultants and contractors. His adamant attitude and expert knowledge of wood frame multifamily construction helps us to repeatedly achieve reliable quality products. Jeffrey holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of South Florida.
Renata has worked at Forum since 2001 and has led production on multiple types of projects including multifamily, resort, commercial, hospitality and senior living. Her strengths lie in working on complex projects that utilize various construction methods. Her keen eye for composition, color and materiality has complimented her design skills in diverse styles of architecture. Renata is a natural leader and has a strong passion for mentoring others. She is a registered Architect in the state of Florida.
Glen Baurhyte joined Forum in 2005 and has contributed on a wide range of projects including leading the production of multifamily market rate, affordable, assisted living and senior living projects in both wood and masonry construction. His design and construction documenting efforts employ simple and effective construction details that contractors appreciate and on which owners rely. Glen is a Registered Architect in the state of Florida.
Brian comes to Forum with more than twenty years of experience in multiple disciplines of architecture including healthcare, hospitality, retail, commercial, residential, and federal government. His strength lies in spearheading clear channels of communication between the client and architectural team. Brian enjoys the problem-solving process each project uniquely presents. He is a licensed architect in the state of Florida.
Lance joined Forum in 2012 following his graduation from the University of Central Florida. He attended UF CityLab Orlando to obtain his Master’s degree in Architecture. Lance has led production on multiple types of projects including multifamily, market rate, affordable, and senior living projects, utilizing wood and masonry construction. As a Studio Director, Lance is responsible for nurturing client relationships and leading his multifamily design staff. Lance is a registered Architect in the state of Florida.