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

2021: A Year for Carbon Reduction

02/18/2021

Thought Leadership

2021: A Year for Carbon Reduction

We will remember 2020 for many reasons: a pandemic that abruptly altered our lives in countless ways; social unrest and... READ MORE

9 Designers Reflect on the Past, Present & Future of Black History in Architecture

02/15/2021

Humans of ZGF, People

9 Designers Reflect on the Past, Present & Future of Black History in Architecture

As Black History Month is under way in both the United States and Canada, we recognize that this year feels... READ MORE

ZGF x BHM: Spotlight on Camilla Watson

02/12/2021

Humans of ZGF, People

ZGF x BHM: Spotlight on Camilla Watson

Part of our 2021 Black History Month series “9 Designers Reflect on the Past, Present & Future of Black History in... READ MORE

How One Architect Embraces Change as Hospitals & Clinics Evolve

02/09/2021

Humans of ZGF, People

How One Architect Embraces Change as Hospitals & Clinics Evolve

Jenny Cestnik is a self-described early bird optimist inspired by buildings that heal. She’s driven to create spaces where people... READ MORE

ZGF x BHM: Spotlight on Zachariah Petett

02/08/2021

Humans of ZGF, People

ZGF x BHM: Spotlight on Zachariah Petett

Part of our 2021 Black History Month series “9 Designers Reflect on the Past, Present & Future of Black History in... READ MORE

7 Considerations for Designing Diverse Sensory Environments

02/08/2021

People, Thought Leadership

7 Considerations for Designing Diverse Sensory Environments

Jonah Schatz first became interested in sensory design working as a summer camp counselor for people with cognitive disabilities. He... READ MORE