AIA, CDT, LEED AP® BD+C
Doug Sams joined ZGF in 1989 and has 30 years of professional experience as an architect. He has worked on a variety of projects spanning the healthcare, institutional, commercial, and aviation sectors. Many of these projects focused on high-performance strategies, including daylighting, water conservation, and energy efficiencies. Doug’s passion and commitment to sustainability inspired him to pursue a degree in sustainable development; he continues to explore new technologies to further a sustainable-built environment. Recent projects include the Port of Portland Headquarters, which received LEED Platinum certification and was one of the first commercial office buildings in the U.S. to incorporate a Living Machine; Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, named one of America’s Top 10 Green Hospitals by The Green Guide; and a programming and conceptual design effort for a 1.6 million SF corporate campus for a high-technology company focused on health and well-being. Doug has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee and a Master of the Built Environment in Sustainable Development from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.