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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16Tech Community Corporation
Abilene Christian University
American Campus Communities
American School of Doha
American University
Arcadia University
Areas, Inc.
Archdiocese of Baltimore
Arizona State University
Arriyadh Development Authority
Auburn University
Baldwin-Wallace College
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore Design School
Baltimore Development Corporation
Baltimore Museum of Art
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Baltimore Visitor Center
Bancroft Elementary School
Barlow Respiratory Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Beatty Development Group
Beaumont Health System
Bridgewater College
British International School, Riyadh
Boise State University
Bowie State University
Bowling Green State University
Boylston Properties
Brown Advisory
Browning Investments
Bryn Mawr School
California Polytechnic University, Pomona
California State University, Channel Islands
California State University, Los Angeles
Calvin College
Capital Funding Group
Capstone Development Partners
Carnegie Mellon University
Casablanca International University
Case Western Reserve University
Casper College
Catawba College
Catholic University of America
Central Carolina Technical College
China Northwest International Medical Center
City of Baltimore, MD
City of Chula Vista, CA
City of Greenville, NC
City of Winston Salem, NC
Clemson University
Colby College
College du Leman
College of Charleston
College of William and Mary
Colorado State University
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Higher Education
Community College of Baltimore County
Concord Eastridge
Cormony Development
Corporate Office Properties Trust
Cross Street Partners
CV Properties
DC Office of Planning
Del Pacifico at Esterillos
Denison University
Deraya University
DePauw University
District of Columbia Department of General Services
Downtown Partnership of Baltimore
Downtown Phoenix Community Development Corporation
Drexel University
Duke University
Eckerd College
Education City
Elmhurst College
Elon University
Emory University
Enoch Pratt Library
Fairfield University
Forest City Development
Franklin and Marshall College
Frederick Community College
Frostburg State University
Gallaudet University
Gateway Community College
Gettysburg College
George Mason University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Gorman & Company
Goucher College
Greater Baltimore Committee
Greystar Real Estate Partners
Grinnell College
Guangzhou University
Gustavus Adolphus College
H&S Properties
Harbor Point Development Group
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University, Allston Campus
Haverford College
Hawaii Pacific University
Hobart & William Smith Colleges
Holder Properties
Homefed Corporation
Hong Kong University
Hood College
Hornaday Development
Howard Community College
Howard County General Hospital
Iowa State University
Jefferson Patterson Park
Johns Hopkins Health System
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Medicine International
Johns Hopkins Real Estate
Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Johns Hopkins University Bayview Medical Center
Kansas City Art Institute
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Key Highway Beautification
King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Kutztown University
Laureate Education
Lafayette College
Lebanon Valley College
Lehigh University
Lewis University
Longwood University
Loyola University Maryland
Lynchburg College
Maryland Historical Society
Maryland Institute College of Art
Maryland School for the Blind
Maryland Stadium Authority
Marymount University
Mayo Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
Messiah College
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
Miami University of Ohio
Millsaps College
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Missouri Botanical Gardens
Montana State University
Montgomery College
Moravian College
Morgan State University
Mount St. Mary’s University
Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
National Aquarium
Nazareth College
Nemours Mansion & Visitor Center
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York University Abu Dhabi
North Carolina School of Science & Math
North Carolina State University
North Lake College
Northern Arizona University
Northwest Missouri State University
Oglethorpe University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Old Dominion University
Ottawa University
Oxford College of Emory University
Parks and People Foundation
Peak Campus Development
Penn State Behrend
Pennsylvania State University
Perdana University Hospital
Purdue University
Radford University
Rancho Solano Preparatory Schools
Randolph-Macon College
Ringling College of Art + Design
Roger Williams University
Rowan University
Rush University Medical Center
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
Sagamore Development
Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame
Salisbury University
Sewanee: The University of the South
Shepherd University
Silo Point
Simpson College
Smithsonian Institution
Southern Baptist Church
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
State of Washington
Summa West
SUNY Brockport
SUNY Oneonta
Syracuse University
Swarthmore College
Tarrant County College
Texas A&M University
Texas State University, San Marcos
The Bozzuto Group
The Cordish Companies
The Village School
Thomas Jefferson Foundation
Time Group
Tishman Speyer
Towson University
Tucson Medical Center
Under Armour
Universities at Shady Grove
University of Alaska, Anchorage
University of Arizona
University of Baltimore
University of Chicago
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Georgia
University of Hong Kong
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Kentucky
University of Maryland, Baltimore
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
University of Miami
University of Missouri
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
University of North Florida
University of North Texas
University of Northern Iowa
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pikeville
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rhode Island
University of Richmond
University of Rochester
University of San Juan Capistrano
University of Scranton
University of South Carolina
University of South Florida
University of Southern California
University of St. Augustine
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at El Paso
University of Texas, Houston
University of the Pacific
University of Virginia
University of West Georgia
University of Wisconsin – Madison
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Vedanta University
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Community College System
Visit Baltimore
Wake Forest University
Washington College
Washington University in St. Louis
Washington and Lee University
Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore
Weller Development
Wesleyan University
West Texas A&M University
Western Development
Westminster Theological Seminary
Wexford Science & Technology
Whittle School
Wildlife Conservation Society
Winthrop University
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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