Strachan Forgan, RIBA, LEED AP


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San Francisco




University of Nottingham
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Arts

Strachan Forgan has guided the direction and expansion of SCB’s high-rise commercial work since joining the firm’s San Francisco office in early 2012. Strachan brings a wealth of experience in a variety of building typologies, architectural vocabularies, and cultural discourses to his work with SCB. Strachan’s projects with SCB dot the West Coast and cross the Pacific Ocean, and include Anaha Tower in Honolulu, 150 Van Ness in San Francisco, and 801 South Olive in downtown Los Angeles. A common thread connecting Strachan’s highly varied designs is his sensitivity to context—both environmental and cultural. Strachan co-chairs the Residential Research & Development Committee at the firm.

Prior to joining SCB, Strachan was a Principal at Sasaki Associates, where he designed campus environments and office projects. He has designed and managed institutional, corporate, and public projects nationally and internationally, and previously practiced in London and Kuala Lumpur. Strachan has been the recipient of numerous design awards, including the AIA SF Design Award for Energy + Sustainability and the NIRSA Outstanding Facility award. He has presented extensively on a variety of industry topics at such institutions as the New York Academy of Sciences, United States Green Building Council, AIA San Francisco, and the 2009 AIA National Convention.

Strachan holds a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts, both with First Class Honors, from the University of Nottingham, UK. He is an elected member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).