Life Cycle Assessment: Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Architectural Metals
Learn how the Life Cycle Assessment accounts for the environmental impact of metal material from its initial extraction, through manufacture and use, and on to the end of its designed useful life.
Star Blue™: Zahner’s Blue-Green Copper Patina With Intriguing Variation In Texture And Tone
While competitors often make their copper patinas look uniform, like paint, Zahner strives to do the opposite with a layering technique that creates beautiful toning effects.
Dirty Penny™: Zahner’s Premium Copper Patina Surface With Iridescent Appeal
A striking and memorable preweathered copper patina, with light and dark tones ranging from blues to greens to purples and reds.
The Finishes, Patinas, and Textures of Copper
The striking color and gleaming luster of copper becomes more intriguing as the surface interacts with elements most other materials abhor.
Copper and its Alloys: The Dawn of a New Age and Modern Metal Marvels
From ancient Egyptian infrastructure to inspiring art and architecture, copper and its alloys continue to influence our contemporary world.
4 Ways to Make Architectural Materials Selection More Inspiring, Effortless—and Enjoyable
To maintain clarity and consistency for all stakeholders across the industry, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) defines Five Phases of Architectural Design: Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding, and Construction Administration. Of these five stages, the first two: Schematic Design and Design Development — focused on building needs, designs, and materials — are arguably the most challenging and laborious in terms of getting started and building momentum. Here’s a four-step process that can make it easier to get started, explore more concepts and materials, and deliver the best designs for the project and client.
The Latest Innovations and Applications of Stainless Steel
An exploration of the advanced applications and immense possibilities of stainless steel.
The Finishes, Colors, and Light Waves of Stainless Steel
No other metal offers the vastness and variety of options of stainless steel.
Designing, Fabricating, & Building With Stainless Steel
The plethora of finishes and colors that can be applied, along with its timeless corrosion resistance, give stainless steel a versatility and durability that few materials can match.
Exploring metal’s role in sustainable architecture
Manufacturing considerations and the recyclability of aluminum, copper, stainless steel, steel, and zinc.
The Role of Architectural Metals in Building Healthier & More Engaging K-12 Environments
An exploration of how architectural metal can be used in school entrances, outdoor spaces, and circulation spaces.
Next Generation Weathering Steel: Preweathered Solanum Steel
An exploration of the advantages and applications of preweathered weathering steel.
The Art & Science of Preweathered Weathering Steel
Improving weathering steel by developing an impervious surface and deep hues prior to installation.
The Fascinating History of COR-TEN and Weathering Steel
A paradoxical group of materials, where decay is a feature.
Metal is a Low Waste, Sustainable Building Material—Zahner Takes it a Step Further
Protecting the environment and supporting sustainable design and architecture best practices are fundamental values at Zahner. We not only study and observe the principles of sustainability and environmental stewardship, but we also design with them, fabricate with them, and invest in them.
City View Garage in Miami’s Design District Features 3 Iconic Facades by Zahner
Completed in 2015, the City View Garage in Miami's Design District stands as a captivating feature in a neighborhood surrounded by iconic works of architecture. The development was led by Dacra, who, over the years, has transformed the district from an overlooked and stagnant area into a thriving center for commerce and culture. Zahner was brought on board by the lead architect, Tim Haas, to assist in the design engineering, fabrication, and installation of all three distinct facades on the City View Garage. We worked closely with the featured designers - Leong Leong, IwamotoScott Architecture, and renowned artist John Baldessari - to capture the essence of each unique design in a way that was both functional and impactful. Miami Design District City View Garage.Photo Credit Robin Hill The design team views the mockup for Miami City View Garage for the first time.Photo © A. Zahner Co. From left: Lisa Iwamoto, Chris Leong, Brad Giresi, Bill Zahner, look at material samples in the Zahner library. © A. Zahner Company Street View of the Leong Leong facade on the City View Garage. © A. Zahner Company Leong Leong Facade
Parking Garage Facades and Embeds Made Easier and Less Risky
Parking garages and the metal facades that adorn them are often the last parts of a project to be designed, bid, and built, which can lead to rushed planning, misplaced embed anchors, and costly post-installation adjustments and delays. There’s a way to prevent these problems by eliminating the risk of misaligned embed anchors. Innovative, universal embed methods that line up every time, combined with collaborative design, engineering, and installation services are giving architects the design aesthetic they crave, and contractors the risk management they require.
The Endless Curiosity and Prolific Works of Jan Hendrix
A Unique Blend of Botany, Art, and Architecture
Thinking ‘Inside the Box’
Innovation never sleeps at Zahner.
How to Create Extraordinary Project Impact with Custom Perforated Metal Panels
Project budgets may be under pressure as owners, architects and general contractors deal with the reality of a global business slowdown, but originality and innovation don’t have to suffer.