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 Scenes: A Q&A with Asti Gallina on Life as a Lawyer During COVID-19

05/14/2020

Behind the Scenes: A Q&A with Asti Gallina on Life as a Lawyer During COVID-19

Industries across the globe are trying to navigate fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Most law firms have shifted to virtual work as... READ MORE

Leaning into Color, Cooking, and Caring for the Planet During Quarantine

05/06/2020

People

Leaning into Color, Cooking, and Caring for the Planet During Quarantine

Meet Charlotte Jolly—she’s an interior designer from Indianapolis who joined our Seattle office last year. When she’s not heads-down on... READ MORE

A Design Guide to Maintaining Connection in the Time of COVID-19

04/24/2020

People, Thought Leadership, Uncategorized

A Design Guide to Maintaining Connection in the Time of COVID-19

We are a culture of handshakes and hugs. Social connection is one of the fundamental psychological needs of all humans;... READ MORE

The Facts & Fictions of Post-Pandemic Workplace Predictions

04/21/2020

Thought Leadership

The Facts & Fictions of Post-Pandemic Workplace Predictions

Everything you’ve heard about après-quarantine office design is at least partially wrong. Here’s why. James Woolum, a partner at ZGF... READ MORE

What Data Tells Us About People and the Planet

04/21/2020

People, Thought Leadership

What Data Tells Us About People and the Planet

As a firm deeply rooted in sustainability, ZGF is leveraging a growing body of data for a more holistic approach... READ MORE

Will Drive-Thru Clinics Be the New Normal? Design After COVID-19

04/20/2020

People

Will Drive-Thru Clinics Be the New Normal? Design After COVID-19

Seattle Principal Kari Thorsen’s father gets his blood tested regularly at the Rivers Edge Clinic. Now instead of parking, walking... READ MORE