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ZGF Architects LLP

About ZGF Architects LLP

We believe human performance, well-being and inspiration are influenced by the physical environment. We think beyond technical solutions to integrate beauty, materiality, and craft into everything we touch. We design buildings, plan communities, create art, and develop responsive, humane environments for all generations.

ZGF Architects is a design firm with an intentionally diverse portfolio including healthcare and research facilities, academic buildings, mixed-use developments, corporate campuses, museums, transportation facilities, and eco-districts. A practice with more than 600 professionals and offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, New York City, and Vancouver BC, we have an ethos of collaboration, design excellence, stewardship of our natural and built environment, and exceptional client service. In addition to receiving more than 1000 design awards, ZGF has been honored with the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor, the Architecture Firm Award, recognized for “creatively transforming client needs and aspirations into elegant, inventive architectural form, and establishing a standard of excellence and expectation of quality to which other firms aspire.”

Architecture, Interior Design & Urban Planning Jobs

ZGF Architects LLP is an international architecture, urban planning, and interior design firm with job opportunities across a wide variety of disciplines and levels. We are searching for energetic and motivated individuals to join our team. ZGF has been recognized as the No. 1 architecture firm by Architect Magazine’s 2016 Architect 50, and No. 1 in Sustainability for the 2017 Architect 50.

We are a multidisciplinary team of thinkers, creatives, makers and doers who come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, which makes for a truly rich work environment and unique client engagements. We learn from each other and invest in the growth and development of our talent. Collectively, we strive to make a difference in the lives of the people and communities we serve.

ZGF Scholarship Program


Since 2004, ZGF has awarded a total of $120,000 in scholarships to qualified students across the country. Established in memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF Scholarship program began with a local purview promoting the scholarship to schools near ZGF office locations. It has evolved nationwide and today is offered to programs across the U.S. Administered by the Oregon Community Foundation of Oregon, the mission of the scholarship—to recognize and support students who demonstrate a talent and passion for architecture, interior design, and urban planning —echoes ZGF’s commitment to mentor and foster the next generation of exceptional design talent.

How It Works

Each spring, ZGF selects one recipient to receive a $10,000 scholarship to be applied to their final year of school and a paid summer internship opportunity in one of the ZGF’s five U.S. office locations. The internship has a flexible start date and location and is based on the current workload.


Students beginning their final year in an accredited program—enrolled in the fifth year of an undergraduate degree or master’s program in architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB)—in the fall of 2019 and graduating in 2020, and who currently reside in the United States, are eligible to apply.


Our design services encompass a wide variety of disciplines and specialties, including architecture, interior design, master planning, urban design and fabrication, each with a focus on sustainability. ZGF offers these services in tandem with landscape architecture, graphic design and more to create projects that reflect a deep understanding of our clients’ mission, values, and aspirations. At the same time, we strive to create spaces that respond to the site’s environmental, physical, and cultural context. Scroll down to learn more about a particular service.


ZGF’s diverse design portfolio includes new construction, renovations, and additions at every scale, across the nation and around the world. The outcome of every project is specific and unique, reflecting a deep understanding of the client’s mission and aspirations, and responding to the site’s environmental, physical and cultural context.

Interior Design

Working closely with our clients, ZGF develops interior environments that respond to each organization’s brand, culture and functional needs. From the workplace to children’s hospitals, we create flexible, healthy and inspiring spaces that increase performance, occupant satisfaction and comfort.

Master Planning

ZGF has been instrumental in planning and policy-making that have provided the framework for significant public and private investment in communities across the globe. Inherent in our approach is the creation of master plans based in reality that derives from the particular vision, culture and strategic goals of the client.

Urban Design

The instinct to build community is fundamental to ZGF’s practice. Placemaking is a hallmark of our work—we craft beautiful spaces that function as the connective tissue promoting human interaction, productivity, and quality of life.

Landscape Architecture

Landscape architecture at ZGF is practiced as an extension of our community building and urban design. It is another means to integrate the design vision at the district and building level and implement it at all scales— from parks and streetscapes to healing gardens.



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