The Dodge Building

The Lawrence and Kristina Dodge Painting Building.

Named in honor of lead donors to the Kansas City Art Institute, the 34,000 square foot Dodge Painting Building at 4446 Oak St. replaces the previous building used by the painting department at KCAI. The new building was designed by Gastinger Walker Harden .

The building is clad in two metal surfaces developed by Zahner. The copper facade has a creased hatch edge which continues parametrically even where it breaks for gaps in various slots and windows. This is because Zahner develops its projects using a Digital definition from the very start of the project, so that each piece of metal has it's designated destination before it's even produced.

We also clad a large portion of the building with a preweathered zinc facade, diamond shapes which are fabricated with our custom recessed flat-seam system.


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