We engage people and places to create designs that enrich the world.

About the Firm

Ayers Saint Gross is an internationally recognized, employee-owned design firm with expertise in architecture, planning, landscape architecture, graphic design, interiors, and space analytics. Since our founding in 1912, we have built a reputation for designing environments of enduring value. The majority of our work is in support of colleges, universities, and cultural facilities. Our design is inspired by critical and analytical discourse, a respect for past wisdom, a mind to future potential, and a belief that we have an obligation to leave places better than we found them.

Ayers Saint Gross Offices



1040 Hull Street
Suite 100
Baltimore, MD 21230
410 347 8500



60 E. Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 701
Tempe, AZ 85281
480 921 1515



1100 First Street, NE
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
202 628 1033


Our firm is focused on fully engaging our clients so that we can produce designs which support the dissemination of knowledge, culture, and commerce. We think of this as Content Driven Design, meaning all of our work springs from complex programs and distinctive needs. We do this by listening first, analyzing deeply, and engaging thoroughly. We do not design in isolation, but in a way that grows from the spirit of our clients and the specifics of their sites.

Academic Focus

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University of Alaska Anchorage
American School of Doha
Arcadia University
University of Arizona
Arizona State University
Arriyadh Development Authority
Atturaif Living Museum
Auburn University
Baldwin-Wallace College
University of Baltimore
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Development Corporation
Baltimore Museum of Art
Bancroft Elementary School
Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barnes-Jewish College
Beatty Development Group
Beaumont Health System
Boise State University
Bridgewater College
Brown Advisory
California State University, Channel Islands
Calvin College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catawba College
Catholic University of America
City of Baltimore, MD
City of Chula Vista, CA
City of Greenville, NC
Clemson University
University of Chicago
Collège du Léman
College of Charleston
Colgate University
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Colorado State University
Community College of Baltimore County
Concord Eastridge
Cross Street Partners
DC Office of Planning
University of Delaware
DePauw University
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation
Drexel University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Elmhurst College
Emory University
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Fairfield University
Franklin and Marshall College
Frostburg State University
Gallaudet University
Gateway Community College
Gettysburg College
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Goucher College
Guangzhou University
University of Georgia
Greater Baltimore Committee
H&S Properties
Harbor Point Development Group
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University, Allston Campus
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Howard Community College
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Holder Properties
Hong Kong University
Jefferson Patterson Park
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center
Kansas State University
Kent State University
University of Kentucky
Lafayette College
Lebanon Valley College
Lewis University
Loyola University Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art
Maryland School for the Blind
Marymount University
Maryland School for the Blind
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Mayo Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
University of Miami
Millsaps College
Minnesota State University, Mankato
University of Missouri, St. Louis
Montana State University
Moravian College
Morgan State University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens
National Aquarium
Nazareth College
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University of New Hampshire
University of New Mexico, Rio Rancho
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
North Carolina School of Science & Math
University of North Florida
University of North Texas
Northern Arizona University
University of Northern Iowa
Northwest Missouri State University
University of Notre Dame
Oglethorpe University
Ohio University
Old Dominion University
Oxford College of Emory University
Parks and People
Peak Campus Development
Perdana University Hospital
University of Pikeville
Rancho Solano Preparatory School
Randolph-Macon College
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
Ringling College of Art + Design
University of Rochester
Rowan University
Rush University Medical Center
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame
Salisbury University
University of San Juan Capistrano
University of Scranton
Sewanee: The University of the South
Simpson College
Smithsonian Institution
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Summa West, Inc.
SUNY Brockport
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY Oneonta
Swarthmore College
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at El Paso
Texas A&M University
Texas State University, San Marcos
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Towson University
Tucson Medical Center
Under Armour
Vedanta University
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington and Lee University
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
Wesleyan University
University of West Georgia
West Texas A&M University
Westminster Theological Seminary
Wexford Science & Technology
Wildlife Conservation Society
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Wor-Wic Community College


Our design process begins with a simple goal: to meet our client’s needs and goals through the creation of visionary and realistic designs which uplift one’s spirits. We do this through the development of high performance sustainable designs which are inventive and inspiring, which grow out of an understanding and respect for the genius loci of their settings. To achieve this we work with conviction, passion, and integrity in our design process.

Award Winning Design

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Once we have engaged our clients in our creative process and analyzed their programs and context, we use an integrated approach to create designs which will enrich our world. We have achieved this through the creation of humane and inspirational environments which have improved and enhanced our client’s environments while creating long term value. Simply put, we believe that the quality of design can elevate the quality of our lives.

High Performance Outcomes

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International Reach

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