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Jonathan

I claim no architectural expertise (or less than that ... I like the Portland building and love Powells' south-side entrance), but know that ZGF is doing lots of buildings internationally. Surely that's one factor that has to come into play in a definition of "world" class.

the crow

i must first admit that i did not read the article, so i may be way off on this intrepretation. could it be purely a distinction between the work and the firm? the work by brad may certainly be world class. i am not sure his practice would be considered world class in the same way as ZGF, which does work all over the place. The firm of ZGF has proven able to sustain a large practice with the capacity and knowledge to do work in many places. as i write this i am not suggesting it is size alone, but maybe maturity of the practice or firm itself that distinguishes one as world class firm while the other an author of world class work.

J. K.

I have personally work with both firms as a client and I wholehearted disagree with Mr. Libby's posted comments on "world class." Just because an architecure firm wins an international competition does not make them successful or world class. A "World Class" firm has a high quality of design, extreme attention to detail, experience, and ability to maintain a happy client. That is the very essence of ZGF.

J. K.

I have personally worked with both firms as a client and I wholehearted disagree with Mr. Libby's posted comments on "world class." Just because an architecure firm wins an international competition does not make them successful or world class. A "World Class" firm has a high quality of design, extreme attention to detail, experience, happy employees, and ability to maintain a happy client. That is the very essence of ZGF.

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