• Industry


  • Services offered

    Architect, Interior Design, Urban Design

  • Has Experience with these buildings:

    Assembly (Worship, Restaurant, Theater), Business (Office), Civic (Recreational), Educational, Factory/Industrial (warehouse, storage, parking, etc.), Government, Hotel/Motel, Institutional, Mercantile (Retail), Mixed-Use, Multi-Family (Apartments, Condos), Student Housing, Transportation (Airports, Train or Subway Stations)

  • Has Experience with these materials:

    Mass Timber, Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT), Glue-Laminated Timber (GLT or glulam), Timber-Frame / Post and Beam, Hybrid (wood with steel or concrete), Structural Composite Lumber (e.g. LVL and LSL), Wood-Concrete Composite Systems, Light-Frame, I-joists, Lumber, Open-web trusses, Wood structural panels

  • Has Experience with construction types:

    I-A, I-B, II-A, II-B, III-A, III-B, IV-A, IV-B, IV-C, IV-HT, V-A, V-B

ZGF is an industry leader in sustainable and regenerative design. We embraced sustainable design as a core value long before “green” or “LEED” became common phrases. As stewards of the built environment, our applied research and learnings over the past 70 years allow us to invent new approaches that address urgent climate challenges in complex building types including laboratories, hospitals, learning spaces at colleges and universities, and corporate headquarters.

Urban planning has influenced our work since the firm's inception—we design buildings and cities that harness the opportunities of a carbon neutral future. Alongside this, we strengthen our clients’ ESG goals with design solutions that embody their mission, vision, and values.

We are dedicated to working with the entire industry to solve the pressing environmental and social issues of our time. As a firm, we are committed to the 2030 Challenge, the US Architects Declare, and have signed the Healthy Materials Pledge. In 2021, we signed the 1.5°C COP26 Communiqué to further call on the industry and our colleagues to join us in reducing our carbon footprint, and in 2022, we updated our JUST 2.0 label to best evaluate our social justice and equity practices. 
Operating Locations

Portland, OR


Seattle, WA


New York, NY


Los Angeles, CA


Denver, CO


Washington, DC


Vancouver, BC