ZGF Architects LLP
Limited Liability Partnership
|Ted Hyman, Managing Partner|
Number of employees
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, and ranked the #9 architectural firm by Architect. In 2016 Architect named ZGF the #1 architecture firm in the country, citing the organization's dedication to sustainability as a major deciding factor. Between the company's five offices in the United States and their office in Canada they employ more than 500 employees.
The company was founded in 1942 in Portland. ZGF won the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Firm Award, bestowed "for consistently producing distinguished architecture," in 1991. 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.
As of 2012[update], ZGF has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York in addition to the headquarters in Portland. The Portland headquarters—which is the largest architecture firm in Portland—is the largest of the five offices, employing about 250 people. Since 2013, the firm's managing partner has been Ted Hyman.
ZGF has done extensive work in the healthcare, high-performance, higher education, hospitality, housing, interior design, office/ mixed-use, public and civic, research, sports, and urban design/ transit/ landscape fields. Published press booklets on their projects can be found on their official website, under Portfolio.
- Amazon.com building (aka Pacific Medical Center) renovation, Seattle
- Blue Bridge, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
- Bren Hall, Santa Barbara, California
- California Science Center, Exposition Park, Los Angeles, California
- Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora
- City Creek Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Director Park, Portland, Oregon
- Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Portland, Oregon
- Duke University Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (CIEMAS), Durham, North Carolina
- Everett Station, Everett, Washington
- Fourth and Madison Building, Seattle
- Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's South Lake Union campus, Seattle
- Jaqua Center, Eugene, Oregon
- Kah-Nee-Ta Resort, Warm Springs, Oregon
- KOIN Center, Portland, Oregon
- LDS Conference Center, Salt Lake City
- Lurie Biomedical Engineering Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
- Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Oregon
- SDSU Transit Center (MTS Transit Center), on the campus of San Diego State University, San Diego, California
- The Mark, Seattle
- twelve west (building), Portland, Oregon
- Umpqua Bank Plaza, Portland
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