Offering sustainable design at every scale.

ZGF is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Canada, and Washington, DC. A truly multidisciplinary design firm, ZGF employees work across specialties to deliver expertise and insight to our clients’ toughest design problems. Our design portfolio spans diverse typologies including corporate and workplace, commercial and mixed-use, healthcare and wellness, scientific research and planning, higher education and urban design.

Since our founding five decades ago, our focus has always been on sustainable architecture and stewardship of the built environment. Our diversity of design practice is fostered by ZGF’s culture of cross-pollination and collaboration, empowering our teams to problem-solve in a holistic way. Each individual’s unique perspective and experience brings an opportunity for greater design innovation and novel solutions. For more information about a particular project or specialty, please visit our design services page.

Recent News

Envisioning the Post-Crisis College Campus

09/14/2020

Thought Leadership

Envisioning the Post-Crisis College Campus

As we consider new realities and what the future may hold, one thing is certain: they will be indelibly marked... READ MORE

Four Ways Healthcare Design is Impacting the Future of Design for Higher Ed

09/14/2020

Four Ways Healthcare Design is Impacting the Future of Design for Higher Ed

In 2017, we were tasked with performing seismic upgrades and basic tenant improvements to a 60-year-old mid-century concrete building on... READ MORE

Post-Pandemic Architecture: One Thing That Won’t Change

09/14/2020

Post-Pandemic Architecture: One Thing That Won’t Change

Throughout the pandemic, the big question for architects has been how will we build in the post-pandemic world? The short... READ MORE

4 Trends Shaping Post-Pandemic Higher Education

09/14/2020

Projects, Thought Leadership

4 Trends Shaping Post-Pandemic Higher Education

More than six months into the global pandemic, most colleges and universities are kicking off the academic year completely remote... READ MORE

Project Spotlight: William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

09/10/2020

Project Spotlight: William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Designed to be the first truly interdisciplinary building at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus, the William and Linda... READ MORE

Sharron van der Meulen Named Portland Managing Partner

09/10/2020

People, Press Release

Sharron van der Meulen Named Portland Managing Partner

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sharron van der Meulen to Managing Partner of ZGF’s Portland office. Throughout... READ MORE