ZGF Architects LLP

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ZGF Architects LLP
Type Private
Limited liability partnership
Industry architectural firm
Founded 1942
Headquarters twelve west
Portland, Oregon,
United States
45°31′19″N 122°41′1″W / 45.52194°N 122.68361°W / 45.52194; -122.68361Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 122°41′1″W / 45.52194°N 122.68361°W / 45.52194; -122.68361
Key people Bob Packard, managing partner
Revenue $149 million[1]
Employees 487[1]
Website www.zgf.com
twelve west (building), Portland, Oregon, 2009

ZGF Architects LLP (ZGF), formerly Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, is an American architectural firm based in Portland, Oregon at twelve west. Founded in 1942, the firm was listed in 2011 as the #4 architectural firm in the United States by Building Design+Construction [2] and ranked the #9 architectural firm by Architect Magazine.[3] The company has five offices in the United States and more than 450 employees.


The company was founded in 1942 in Portland.[4] ZGF won the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Firm Award, bestowed "for consistently producing distinguished architecture," in 1991.[5] In July 2009, the company moved into a new headquarters on southwest 12th Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Portland from southwest Third and Oak.[6]


As of 2012, ZGF has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York in addition to the headquarters in Portland.[4] The Portland headquarters - which is the largest architecture firm in Portland [6] - is the largest of the five offices, employing about 250 people.[6] Ted Hyman is the firm's managing partner.

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  1. ^ a b "Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP". Hoover's. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 
  2. ^ http://www.bdcnetwork.com/sites/default/files/Architecture%20Firms%20Giants%20300%202011v2.pdf  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.architectmagazine.com/architects/the-architect-50.aspx  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b ZGF overview, AIA Seattle, retrieved 2009-02-23 
  5. ^ Architecture Firm Award, AIA, retrieved 2009-02-23 
  6. ^ a b c Oppenheimer, Laura (July 20, 2009). "Portland architecture firm pulls out all stops for new office". The Oregonian. Retrieved 2009-07-21. 

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