On Wednesday, January 28, 2015 A. Zahner Company’s Vice President of Engineering/Sales Anthony Birchler will give a lecture in the Jury Space of the Stuckeman Family Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Anthony Birchler leads the design-engineering team at Zahner. Since 1998, he has been responsible for designing many of the Zahner patented systems which are now used to complete bold architecture all over the world. For many architects, Mr. Birchler is the face of Zahner. He works directly with owners, engineers, architects, and general contractors, providing solutions for the production of complex facades.
The architecture firm Rojkind Arquitectos won the competition to design the flagship store for Liverpool in Mexico City. Designed and built in just over a year's time, the project's fast-paced process was made possible by digital construction processes and having all contractors and fabricators on-board with the Building Information Model (BIM).The new Liverpool Flagship Store is part of the Paseo Interlomas Mall located in the Interlomas neighborhood of Huixquilucan a suburb of Mexico City. The flagship store was produced to rebrand the chain with a contemporary image for its Mexico City shoppers, in the same way that other flagship stores such as the Neiman Marcus in Natick Massachusetts re-established their contemporary presence using architectural forms.
Mr. Birchler shared responsibility for developing two out of the five patents held by Zahner, best known for the ongoing work that he put into developing the patented ZEPPS process, Zahner’s dual-curvature building system, which has been used to make complex buildings such as Emerson College at Los Angeles, the facade for Suzanne Roberts Theatre in Philadelphia, Pritzker Pavilion, as well as the KPF-designed Petersen Automotive Museum, currently under construction in Los Angeles.
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