As a Design Partner in ZGF’s Washington, DC office, Toby Hasselgren leads the development of award-winning architectural designs that are poetic and specific to their place and sensitively integrating into contexts. Having spent his formative years growing up in Gothenburg, Sweden, his design perspective was influenced from a young age by Scandinavian architecture and functional modernism.
Working with academic and research institutions, corporations, developers, non-profits, healthcare providers, and government agencies, Toby has developed longstanding relationships with repeat clients across the country. At Stanford University, Toby has designed more than 540,000 SF of facilities, including the Central Energy Facility; the Stanford Institutes of Medicine 1, Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building; and Stanford’s new Redwood City Campus. Other notable projects include the St. Elizabeths West Campus Office Building and Master Plan for the U.S. General Services Administration; University of Virginia, Ivy Mountain Musculoskeletal Center; Children’s Hospital Colorado, East Wing Addition; and City Creek Reserve’s City Creek Redevelopment.
As exemplified by his portfolio of LEED Certified projects, Toby has been a passionate leader in advancing the firm’s initiatives in high-performance design. Notably, Stanford University’s Central Energy Facility—which replaced a 100% fossil-fuel based combined cogeneration plant with grid-sourced electricity and a first-of-its-kind heat recovery system—was honored with a COTE Top Ten sustainability award as well as an AIA Institute Honor Award.
Toby earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.
Stanford University, Stanford Institutes of Medicine 1, Lorry I. Lokey Stem Cell Research Building, A California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Facility