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

Humans of ZGF: Hieu Phan

10/08/2019

Humans of ZGF, People

Humans of ZGF: Hieu Phan

From growing up in Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, to making his way to Los Angeles, Associate Principal Hieu... READ MORE

ZGF’s Kari Thorsen on Destigmatizing Behavioral Healthcare Through Design

10/04/2019

People, Projects, Thought Leadership

ZGF’s Kari Thorsen on Destigmatizing Behavioral Healthcare Through Design

With awareness of mental health issues at an all-time high, the imperative to provide cutting-edge behavioral healthcare environments has never... READ MORE

Adaptive Innovators: Enabling Interdisciplinary Curricula Through Design

09/30/2019

Thought Leadership

Adaptive Innovators: Enabling Interdisciplinary Curricula Through Design

In today’s competitive higher education landscape, institutions face increasing pressure to develop students who are truly ready to enter the... READ MORE

ZGF Speaks: Where to Find us in October 2019

09/27/2019

Lectures / Events, People, Thought Leadership

ZGF Speaks: Where to Find us in October 2019

Net Zero 2019 Conference, Los Angeles, CA October 3rd: Avideh Haghighi, architect and sustainability strategist, will give an update on... READ MORE

Humans of ZGF: Fong Wu

09/25/2019

Humans of ZGF, People

Humans of ZGF: Fong Wu

From Morocco, to Croatia, to Japan, architectural and landscape designer Fong Wu loves getting lost in foreign cities and finding... READ MORE

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