ZGF Architects LLP is an architecture, planning, and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Total staff currently numbers 460. ZGF's work has been recognized with more than 500 national, regional, and local awards. In 1991, the firm received the national Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. In the two decades since, ZGF has designed over 100 research facilities totaling more than 20 million square feet of space, five of which have been awarded the national distinction of "Laboratory of the Year". Clients include the National Institutes of Health; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; the University of Chicago; University of Virginia; University of Arizona; University of Texas; Duke University; University of California; University of Southern California; Northwestern University; Cornell University; Oregon Health Sciences University; Amgen; and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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Carnegie Mellon University will break ground in early 2024 on the $252 million Richard King Mellon Hall of Sciences in Pittsburgh. Designed by ZGF Architects with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 338,900-sf complex will advance a new era of data-driven research, cross-disciplinary education, and creative expression.
North Carolina State University broke ground in September of 2023 on the $180 million Integrative Sciences Building in Raleigh. Designed by ZGF Architects and Moseley Architects, the 164,947-sf facility will provide leading-edge environments for programs in chemistry, biochemistry, and biological sciences. The collaborative five-story structure will offer two floors of teaching labs, as well as an advanced research floor integrating physical and life sciences in a way not possible anywhere else on campus.
Cal Poly dedicated the $133 million William and Linda Frost Center for Research and Innovation in May of 2023 in San Luis Obispo. Designed by ZGF Architects with Research Facilities Design (RFD) as laboratory design consultant, the 103,800-sf facility represents a collaboration between the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Science and Mathematics, and the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.
Virginia Tech began construction in April of 2022 on the $69.5 million Undergraduate Science Laboratory Building in Blacksburg. The 102,366-gsf facility will feature 26 wet, dry, and specialty labs designed to be flexible and adaptable to the current and future instructional needs of the College of Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Natural Resources and Environment, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The University of California, Davis broke ground in February of 2022 on Aggie Square in Sacramento. Designed by ZGF Architects, the first phase of the mixed-use district is being developed in partnership with Wexford Science + Technology and GMH Capital Partners, who will finance, construct, and own the facilities. At the heart of Aggie Square, a vibrant central plaza will offer a variety of settings for informal interaction, mobile work, and outdoor gatherings.