During the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference in Philadelphia, Zahner will join Jarden Zinc to host an evening soirée. The event begins at 6pm on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Kimmel Center.
Material Innovation celebrates architects and designers exploring material concepts and includes a display of unique material, highlighting the zinc patinated surface used for the McMurtry Building designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
A work of architecture which both matches the surrounding aesthetics and yet stands out as an icon of its own, the McMurtry Building is a unique architectural project in Stanford, California. The structure features Zahner craftsmanship in both its custom patinated zinc facade and the courtyard's grand stairway.The McMurtry Building was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro whose design team worked with executive designers Boora Architects to bring this 100,000-square-foot project to fruition. The building was named for donors Burt & Deedee McMurtry who contributed over a third of the building's costs. The campus building brings studio art, design, art history, film, and media studies together under a zinc roof.Zahner’s scope required a unique warm-toned brown patinated zinc, which would encompass the roof, facades, soffit, and other areas of the building. Zahner developed this preweathered patina on zinc in multiple variations as part of the Design Assist process.During the development of details, three final ‘color’ options were presented in mockup form. The architect then narrowed the selection down to the finalized stable patina option. The chosen patina has a rich brown hue, interspersed with variegated grey and umber. The tone defines the McMurtry Building.
Guest speaker Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro will highlight the importance of pushing to innovate material selection and how the zinc patinated surface was developed for the McMurtry Building.
The evening’s soiree will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and prizes. While the event is free, guests must RSVP as space is limited. Registered guests will receive a free gift and cocktail tickets. Reserve up to three seats, including the registrar. Dress code is cocktail attire…blazers, evening dresses, snazzy ties. Creative expression is not only welcome, but the norm!
When: Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6PM
Where: The Hamilton Garden Rooftop Terrace of Kimmel Center
Who: Charles Renfro, Partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro, will share how his team pushes the boundaries of materiality and architecture. Renfro will explain the design concept and realization of the newly opened McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.
The event is free! To attend Material Innovation, please RSVP.