ZTA Story









Zagrodnik + Thomas Architects LLP (ZTA) is an award-winning, design partnership offering large-firm expertise with the personalized attention of a small firm.  Established in 1991, the firm has grown by focusing on long-term relationships with clients and communities.



We create architecture that tells STORIES about its PEOPLE and PLACES…by Listening, Collaborating and Translating…”

Listening…” The thing that makes you different from the other architects is that you listen…and not only do you listen but you respond too.” Building Services Superintendent at local elementary school.

Good listening provides a firm foundation for each project.


Collaborating…” Our Project Approach:  We Facilitate.  We Collaborate.  We care.” 

Collaboration and teamwork makes everyone a stakeholder.


Translating…” I’m not just in shock – I’m in awe…in Awe of the design. It’s very respectful. You’ve really listened and taken the concerns of the community into account. The layout is impressive and this is a very clever design…You got it! You really exceeded everyone’s expectations.” Community member statement at Design Task Force meeting for new elementary school.

Skillful translation is functional, durable and delightful.