The intersection of art and architecture.
For over 115 years Zahner has pioneered the architectural metal industry by applying aerospace engineering to the fabrication of art and architecture. Zahner is internationally renowned for intelligent engineering and precision craftsmanship on buildings throughout the world. The museum-level craft and engineering that Zahner consistently provides can be found in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The heart of our product beats at the intersection of art and function. Our Inverted Seam™ roofs are stunningly smooth planes of metal which catch, control, and divert 100% of precipitation even during the heaviest storms. We've developed, as part of our Zira™ Visualization System, metal sun-screens engineered to allow maximum light entry with minimal temperature displacement.
Our Hands of the Artist program gives artists access to our engineers and craftsmen, enabling enabling them to produce elegant artworks which quality matches the finest museums.
Zahner provides consultation, comprehensive design assist services, fabrication, and installation for art and architectural projects.
Recent Projects by Zahner
- Ohr-O'Keefe Museum in Biloxi, Mississippi.
- Sidra Medical Center in Doha, Qatar
- Basra Sports City in Basra, Iraq
- McCoy Federal Building in Jackson, Mississippi.
- Broad Art Museum in Lansing, Michigan.
- Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Ohio, by FMA.
- Spaceport America in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.
- Daeyang Gallery designed by Steven Holl in Seoul, Korea.
Special Feature: Zahner fabricates a student's artwork.
Hannah Lodwick, a Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) senior majoring in painting and art history, won the opportunity to have her sculptural concept, "Factum Through Topography" turned into reality by A. Zahner Company. Her work will be featured in the live auction at KCAIâ€™s 2013 Art and Design Auction on Saturday, June 1st. It is the schoolâ€™s largest fundraising event that benefits student scholarships.
In preparation for its debut, Lodwick recently stopped by the Zahner facility to review the fabrication progress based on her maquette (photo below). Zahner introduced Lodwick to a new medium whereby the canvas of materials is blue black stainless steel and bead blasted aluminum plate.
This is the fifth year for A. Zahner Company to sponsor the Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI) competition. The biennial sculpture competition is open to all KCAI students. A panel of judges screened entries and selected finalists. Jurors included: Matthew Hufft, founder and creative director of Hufft Projects and Edwin Blue; Devan Case, principal of Pendulum Studio; Julie Bilyear, arts coordinator for the City of Overland Park; Katie Daily, director of the American Advertising Federation of Kansas City; and Kelly Dickens-Hoffman, a Kansas City artist.
"The fun part about this competition is that students have an opportunity to really stretch their imaginations and we get to work with the best," states L. William Zahner, CEO/President of A. Zahner Company.
News & Updates
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Congratulations to the winners of the TexFab Skin Competition, whose project will be fabricated by Zahner in 2014. Read more.
Engineering News Record has awarded the Miami Intermodal Metrolink the Award of Merit for its engineering its "incredible challenges. Read more.
Zahner & Jarden to debut new patina in Denver at the AIA pre-convention party this year. Read More
"Zinc shows its mettle" - The Miami Herald 4/20/2013 Zahner's Director of Marketing, Gary Davis, discusses the benefits and uses of Zinc in architecture. Read more.
The Zahner App is now available for iPhone. Features hundreds of projects by artists and architects.
Introducing the Hands of the Artist™ division, where Zahner engineers and craftsmen produce projects for artists.
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