ZGF Architects LLP

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ZGF Architects LLP
Limited Liability Partnership
Headquarterstwelve 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
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 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.[3] In 2016 Architect named ZGF the #1 architecture firm in the country, citing the organization's dedication to sustainability as a major deciding factor.[4] Between the company's five offices in the United States and their office in Canada they employ more than 600 employees.


The company was founded in 1942 in Portland.[5] ZGF won the American Institute of Architects' Architecture Firm Award, bestowed "for consistently producing distinguished architecture," in 1991.[6] 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.[7]


As of 2012, ZGF has offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York in addition to the headquarters in Portland.[5] The Portland headquarters—which is the largest architecture firm in Portland—is the largest of the five offices, employing about 250 people.[7] Since 2013, the firm's managing partner has been Ted Hyman.[8]

Notable works[edit]

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.[9]


  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. ^ "The 2016 Architect 50". Architect. Retrieved 2016-11-18.
  5. ^ a b "ZGF overview". AIA Seattle. Retrieved February 23, 2009.
  6. ^ "Architecture Firm Award". AIA. Retrieved February 23, 2009.
  7. ^ a b Oppenheimer, Laura (July 20, 2009). "Portland architecture firm pulls out all stops for new office". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
  8. ^ Stevens, Suzanne (December 23, 2013). "ZGF Portland gets a new leader". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  9. ^ "ZGF » Portfolio". www.zgf.com. Retrieved 2016-11-18.

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