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

Behind the High-Performance Façade that is “Work / Life Balance,” with Jenny Apostol

09/18/2019

People, Thought Leadership

Behind the High-Performance Façade that is “Work / Life Balance,” with Jenny Apostol

As a licensed architect and Associate Principal in the Los Angeles office, Jenny Apostol is as highly regarded for her... READ MORE

ZGF Designs Upgrades for America’s Best Airport

09/17/2019

Press Release, Projects

ZGF Designs Upgrades for America’s Best Airport

For the past 50 years, ZGF has been honored to work with Portland International Airport to craft solutions that support... READ MORE

Summer Intern Roundtable: Los Angeles

09/05/2019

Summer Intern Roundtable: Los Angeles

From pre-collegiate to undergraduate students, the internship program at the Los Angeles office brought together young designers to learn and... READ MORE

Kari Thorsen Named to BD+C Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List

08/30/2019

People, ZGF in the News

Kari Thorsen Named to BD+C Magazine’s 40 Under 40 List

We’re pleased to share that Seattle principal Kari Thorsen has been named to Building Design+Construction magazine’s 40 Under 40 class for... READ MORE

Summer Intern Roundtable: Vancouver

08/29/2019

Summer Intern Roundtable: Vancouver

Our three architecture interns moved cross country with opportunities to experience different project typologies, building processes, and to further understand... READ MORE

Summer Intern Roundtable: Portland

08/26/2019

Humans of ZGF, People

Summer Intern Roundtable: Portland

As summer comes to an end, our Portland interns are reflecting on their lessons learned and stand out moments. We... READ MORE