At ZGF, creative teams collaborate to design built environments that make a difference in the world. We have had the opportunity to design research facilities in which Nobel Laureates work to discover cures for illnesses, children’s hospitals that provide patient- and family-centered healing environments, innovative workplaces that inspire tech visionaries to think outside the box, net-zero energy buildings that produce more energy than they consume, and 24/7 urban developments where people live, work, and play.
ZGF Architects LLP is an architecture, interior design, urban design, and planning firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, New York, and, as ZGF Cotter Architects Inc., in Vancouver, BC. Our design philosophy is centered on the premise that design excellence should be reflected in each and every aspect of a project—its fit within the community, its function and relationship to users, its building systems, its craftsmanship, and its cost. Our portfolio is intentionally diverse, ranging from transportation terminals and mixed-use developments to corporate campuses, healthcare and research buildings, academic facilities, libraries, and museums. ZGF has been an industry leader in evolving the progressive practice of sustainability for many decades, embracing sustainable design as a core value long before “green” or LEED became buzz words. In addition to receiving more than 880 local, regional, and national design awards, ZGF was honored with the American Institute of Architects’ highest distinction, the Architecture Firm Award, recognized for “creatively transforming client needs and aspirations into elegant, inventive architectural form, and establishing a standard of excellence and expectation of quality to which other firms aspire.”