ZGF Architects LLP

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ZGF Architects LLP
Limited Liability Partnership
Industry Architecture
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
Ted Hyman, Managing Partner
Revenue $153 million[1]
Number of employees
Website www.zgf.com
twelve west, Portland, Oregon, 2009

ZGF Architects LLP (ZGF), formerly Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership, is an American architectural firm with offices in Portland, Oregon, Seattle, Washington, Los Angeles, California, Washington D.C., New York, New York, and, as ZGF Cotter Architects Inc., in Vancouver, Canada. 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 an office in Canada, employing more than 520 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—is the largest of the five offices, employing about 250 people.[6] Since 2013, the firm's managing partner has been Ted Hyman.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP". Hoover's. Retrieved July 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Giants 300 Architecture Firms" (PDF). Building Design + Construction. 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The ARCHITECT 50". Architect Magazine. April 28, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "ZGF overview". AIA Seattle. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Architecture Firm Award". AIA. Retrieved February 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b Oppenheimer, Laura (July 20, 2009). "Portland architecture firm pulls out all stops for new office". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ Stevens, Suzanne (December 23, 2013). "ZGF Portland gets a new leader". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved July 14, 2016. 

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