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.
Liverpool Interlomas Flagship Department Store in Mexico CityLiverpool Interlomas Department Store is a commercial mall development designed by Rojkind Arquitectos with a Zahner-engineered and fabricated facade system. The new Liverpool Flagship Store is part of the Paseo Interlomas Mall located in the Interlomas neighborhood of Huixquilucan a suburb of Mexico City. Zahner was selected by Rojkind Arquitectos to design the Liverpool Interlomas Facade because of Zahner's proven ability to design and produce complex curvilinear forms. The process was efficient, on-time, and under budget, which is a result of the BIM-informed digital manufacturing process.
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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