Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, ZGF (formerly Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership) is the city’s largest architecture firm.
The firm’s roots date back to 1942, and in recent years, ZGF has carved out a niche with its growing roster of large-scale mass timber projects. This includes two currently on the boards: the PDX Airport New Main Terminal and the over 2-million-square-foot Amazon headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, which includes a mass timber design for the Amazon Metropolitan Park Events Center.
There’s no denying that wood is aesthetically beautiful, and research has proven that natural materials can enhance occupant wellness and productivity. As we continue to advance biophilic design, mass timber brings the outdoors in, creating a sense of belonging and connecting people to the natural world.