Awards and Recognition

Recognition for Art & Architecture

“Zahner employees are visionary perfectionists.  Their work raises the level of an architect's abilities. They are artistic and creative collaborators - from design to fabrication to installation - whose incredible abilities make architectural dreams realities.”

— Daniel Libeskind

Artists trust their firm to bring their designs and dreams to life.”

— Former SMACNA President George Edigner.

Bill Zahner works with the architect's vision, making designs come to life and, in the process, may bring out something revolutionary. He puts his mind with the mind of the designer to envision the space and movement that he sees and works with every challenge that follows.”

— Antoine Predock

For many years now Bill Zahner has given support, energy, backbone, and technical assistance in realizing many of my works. From the Weisman Museum in Minneapolis, to the Experience Music Center in Seattle, to the Bard College Concert Hall, all of which would have been made much more difficult without his hands-on partnering with us to accomplish the work. His firm provides exemplary craftsmanship in everything they undertake, and are seriously and extremely committed to Architecture, with a capital A.”

—Frank Gehry

“Without any precedent on which to draw, Zahner, a company whose name is in the Rolodex of every European architect with American aspirations, figured out a way to make 3,000 individual panels pixelated with dents of varying depth to produce the desired image. Seurat would have marveled.”

— New York Times external link

Craftsmanship in large buildings is supposed to be dead, killed by Modernist ideology and cost considerations. What this building says is that maybe craftsmanship has a high-tech future after all.”

— Time Magazine external link, De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco

National and Regional Recognition

Copper Medal, awarded in 2006 by the Associazone Italiana di Metallurgia (AIM)

Publications & Press

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Featured Post: Building a dual-curved facade with pre-fabricated panels. — Writer Susan Chaityn Lebovits profiles Zahner in Form Magazine, about how the Neiman Marcus facade was made in Natick, Massachusetts.

Featured Post: Zahner ShopFloor team develops a perforated Louvered Screen Wall Facade System — How a small team of ShopFloor engineers at Zahner hacked a ten-year old welding robot arm to create louvered screen wall facade systems.

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