ZGF Architects LLP is an international architecture, urban design, and interior design firm focused on design excellence, innovation, and stewardship of the environment. We have a celebrated 50-plus-year history, growing to more than 600 employees, while constantly considering the future. We are thinkers, creatives, makers and doers who come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Collaboration is in our DNA and our extraordinary talent spans the artistic to the analytical; unconventional to technical, which makes for a truly rich work environment and the ability to offer services customized to each client engagement. 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 offers career opportunities across disciplines and levels. We are searching for energetic and motivated individuals to join our team join. ZGF has been recognized as the No. 1 architecture firm as ranked in Architect Magazine’s 2016 Architect 50, and No. 1 in Sustainability for 2017 and 2016 Architect 50.
ZGF Architects LLP in partnership with the Oregon Community Foundation
Established in 2004, in memory of ZGF founding partner Norm Zimmer, the ZGF scholarship exemplifies Norm’s spirit and devotion to design, community, and life-long learning. With this guiding ethos in mind, each year one student is selected to receive $10,000 for university tuition and fees, and a paid internship with ZGF.
ZGF is committed to supporting the next generation of designers and we encourage all interested applicants across architectural, interior, urban, or landscape design to apply. We are looking for students who display a commitment to their craft and a dedication to personal development in their chosen field.
Eligible applicants must be:
Currently enrolled in an architecture (NAAB), interior design (CIDA), urban planning and design (PAB), or landscape architecture (LAAB) program in the United States
Beginning their final year in an accredited program in the fall of 2019
Valid graduation dates from your current program can include both winter (December) of 2019 or spring (April / May) of 2020.
including 5 examples of academic design work (10 pages maximum submitted either through URL or PDF. 10MB maximum if uploading a PDF.)
One page Essay
describing the design intent of the work shown in the portfolio submitted (1 page maximum)
Letter of Recommendation
written by a faculty member with direct knowable of your work, addressing your talent and passion for the field of architecture and design
About the Internship
The winner of the scholarship is eligible for a paid internship for the duration of 10 weeks in one of the firm's five US office locations.*
*The internship is optional and not a requirement of the scholarship. The internship is dependent on work authorization in the US. Individuals with work authorization in Canada may request an internship in our Vancouver, BC Office.
February 1, 2019
*Online submission is preferred. However, if submission online is not feasible and or an additional hard copy of your submission/letter of recommendation are to be sent by mail, all submissions must be received at the address below on or before the deadline.
ZGF Scholarship: Atten: Liz Rhodes
ZGF Architects LLP
1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 200
Portland, Oregon 97205
If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please email email@example.com.
ZGF Architects encourages under-represented minorities and women to apply for the scholarship.