The Portico Group




As an interdisciplinary firm, The Portico Group capitalizes on the inspiration found in collaboration. Our work expresses our place-based approach to design, which is linked to the physical, environmental and cultural characteristics of the project location. The Portico Group specializes in projects that infuse meaning into the relationship between the built and natural environments.


This work includes:

  • Zoos and aquaria
  • Public gardens
  • Museums and visitor centers
  • Parks and recreation


Our practice merges the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and interpretive design. Providing master planning, programming, design and construction observation to mission-driven clients around the world, The Portico Group was founded in Seattle, Washington and is currently celebrating 25 years of design.



The Portico Group

1500 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98101-1670


T: 206.621.2196



  • The Portico Group 1

    Kansas City Helzberg Penguin Plaza

    © Alistair Tutton Photgraphy


  • The Portico Group 2

    Minnesota Zoo Russia's Grizzly Coast


  • The Portico Group 3

    Ocean Wonders: Shark! at the New York Aquarium

  • The Portico Group 4

    Ocean Wonders: Shark! at the New York Aquarium