Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
ZGF is an architectural, urban planning, and interior design firm with offices in Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and New York. With a national design reputation, ZGF continues to be involved in a diverse mix of both public and private projects nationwide, ranging from airports, civic centers and regional transportation systems; to commercial developments, highrises, academic campuses and corporate campuses; to healthcare and research buildings, educational facilities and museums. Our special talent is the ability to look at the unique qualities of each place and to create buildings and spaces that respect the existing environment and strengthen, or even heal, the fabric of which they become a part.
During the last 40 years, ZGF has designed numerous plans, policies, regulations and guidelines that have shaped the development of cities across the country. ZGF has in many instances followed through with urban design and landscape architecture to realize the vision behind those guidelines. The firm has also provided planning and urban design services for a variety of public, institutional and private clients. These projects include over twenty college and university campus master plans, extensive experience in the design of transit systems as well as transit-supportive development projects. Transit projects include the Banfield and Westside Corridor Light Rail projects in Portland; the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Transit System for the New Jersey Transit Authority, and transit malls in Portland, Denver and Boise. ZGF has completed major streetscape improvements in these cities and others, including Honolulu, Houston, Seattle, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as major pedestrian corridors, public open spaces and park systems.
ZGF's work has been recognized with more than 300 national, regional and local awards. In 1991, the firm received the industry's highest honor, the national Architecture Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects. The firm has also received a Presidential Design Award, three Federal Design Achievement awards, GSA design awards, national and local AIA Honor Awards and Urban Design Awards. ZGF projects have been featured in a number of publications, including two monographs: Building Community and Between Science and Art.
OMNI-MEANS, Ltd., Engineers and Planners, founded in 1981, is a multi‑disciplinary professional transportation firm, specializing in Transportation Planning and Design projects. For over 26 years we have provided professional services in central and northern California, with offices in Roseville, Redding, Visalia, and Walnut Creek. Our traffic and pedestrian circulation and parking skills have been incorporated into numerous projects for the educational community; more specifically to the California State Universities campuses in Fresno (CSU Fresno), Turlock (CSU Stanislaus) and Sacramento (CSU Sacramento). Our work with the CSU Fresno campus began with the parking and access requirements for the new Save Mart Center and has progressed through the campus master planning process.