Company Awards & Recognition

As a company founded in the 19th century, Zahner has come a long way. Staying true to the ideals of its founders while pursuing technological innovation in architecture has birthed a 21st century company that is recognized by international institutions of recognition. 

Below is a selection of some of the company's highlights:

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Distinguished Engineering Service Award (DESA)

University of Kansas School of Engineering

 
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Inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

UMKC Henry W. Bloch Executive Hall.

 
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Entrepreneur Of The Year

for Engineering named by Ernst & Young’s (EY).

 
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EPA Award

United States Environmental Protection Agency P2 Award for Pollution Prevention.

 
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Environmental Compliance Achievement Award

for Zahner Dallas facility

 
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Contractor of the Year

SMACNA names Zahner at 69th Annual Convention

 



Project Recognition

As a force for collaboration, Zahner has worked to assist many design teams throughout the company's history. Below are a selection of projects which have been recognized with local, national, and international awards. 

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American Architecture Award

Chicago Athenaeum Museum

  The Petersen
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IDEA Awards Finalist

IDSA International Design Excellence Awards: 

  Académie Lafayette
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EDC Cornerstone Award

for Pendulum Architects'

  Crosstown Substation
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Copper in Architecture Award

Copper Development Association, 

  Instructional Centre
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Professional Merit Award

ASLA Central States, Design Built for Young+Dring's

  Pomona Planters
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National AIA Honor Award

for the Morphosis-designed

  Cooper Union
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AIA National Award

AIA Institute Honor Award 

  Wyly Theater
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Best of Category

IIDA 39th Annual Interior Design Competition

  Instructional Centre
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Honorary Award for Education

Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award

  Instructional Centre
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Award of Excellence

Mississauga Urban Design Awards, 

  Instructional Centre
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Design Excellence Award

AIA Kansas City 

  Zahner Headquarters
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Monsters of Design Award

AIA Kansas City

  Zahner Headquarters
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AIACC Honor Award

for the Morphosis-designed 

  Cooper Union
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Architecture Design Award

AIA New York Chapter Design Award

  Cooper Union
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President’s Award

Metal Construction Association

  Art Gallery of Alberta
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Monsters of Design Honor Award

for the Zahner North Dock Expansion

 
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AIA Design and Craftsmanship Award

for the Kansas City Power & Light Bridge

  Power & Light Bridge
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Capstone Award

for the Bartle Hall North Dock

 
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The Nascar Hall of Fame Project

for 1 million hours without a lost-time injury

 
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OSHA Work Safe Partnership Award

SMACNA

 
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Building Division Winner

Build Maine Award for Machado+Silvetti design: 

  Bowdoin Museum of Art
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Honor Award

New England Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for

  Bowdoin Museum of Art
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American Architecture Award

The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design:

  Bowdoin Museum of Art
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Award

For the Corinthian Hall Restoration

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Award

for the Kansas City Art Institute Facade

 
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Merit Award

Residential Architect Magazine


  Arkansas House
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Merit Award

Custom Home Magazine

  Arkansas House
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Award of Excellence

Associated General Contractors of CT

  Lake Whitney
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AIA Design Honor Award

Gulf States Region

  Arkansas House
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AIA Design Honor Award

Arkansas State

  Arkansas House
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Honor Award

AIA New York

  Lake Whitney
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Award of Merit Cultural Midwest Construction

For Millenium Park,

  Pritzker Pavilion
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Honor Award

AIA Western Mountain Region

  Pueblo Library
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OCEA Award of Merit

American Society of Civil Engineers 

 
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Building Team Project Grand Award

EMP Museum
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AFLCIO Labor Management Award

National Recognition 

 
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Sheet Metal Contractor of the Year Award

L. William Zahner

 
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Top 25 News Makers of the Year

Engineering News Record

 
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Top 10 Small Businesses of Kansas City

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American Institute of Architects' Citation for Architecture and the Built Environment

 Leo Zahner, Jr.

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Charles Evan Whittaker United States Courthouse

 
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Jury's Special Award

AIA Orange County Design Award

  Oakley Headquarters
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Bartle Sky Stations
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Environment Excellence Award

from the city of Kansas City

 
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McGraw-Hill

Outstanding Innovation and Advancement in Construction Technology 

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Missouri Public Service

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Hallmark Ambassador

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Shaughnessy Fickel & Scott Offices

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Midland Theatre Entry Kiosk

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Sheet Metal Union Hall

 
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Allied Arts & Craftsmanship Awards

Renovation of the Kansas Union

 
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Sheet Metal Contractor of the Year Award

 Leo Zahner, Jr.