ZGF Architects has hired Flavia Grey to lead its firmwide data and research and development group. Grey, who will be based in the firm’s Seattle office, will partner with clients and project teams to incorporate data-driven decision-making, including occupancy evaluations, space utilization studies, and other project-specific and firmwide research initiatives, into all phases of design.

Grey, who graduated from Stanford University, has authored several peer-reviewed studies examining the connection between building design, sustainability, well-being, and productivity.