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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KAA Award

Harim Tower


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American Architecture Award

Chicago Athenaeum Museum The Petersen


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Project of the Year

AIA Kansas City KCPD Headquarters


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Merit Award

AIA Central States DeBruce Center: Rules of Basketball


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Honor Award

AIA KansasDeBruce Center: Rules of Basketball


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AIA LA Design Awards Honor Award

The Highest Honor: Emerson LA


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Interior Design Magazine Best of Year

For Outdoor category: Académie Lafayette


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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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Global Best Award of Merit

ENR Miami Intermodal Center


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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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Copper in Architecture Award

for the BCJ-designed Waipolu Gallery


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Monsters of Design Honor Award

for the Zahner North Dock Expansion



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New York Construction's Green Project of the Year

for Kauffman Stadium Kauffman Stadium


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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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International Architecture Award

for Taubman Museum Taubman Museum


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The Nascar Hall of Fame Project

for 1 million hours without a lost-time injury


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