In 2016, the Petersen Automotive Museum had its first year in its latest incarnation — a dazzling display of aluminum and stainless steel. This new design by KPF Associates features a facade and canopy system that was design-engineered, fabricated, and installed by our team at Zahner.
While we are truly proud and honored to have made the facade, what's most astounding about the Petersen Automotive Museum is, of course, what's inside. The museum's collection has a great respect for the automotive arts, and we've compiled some of our favorites below. The museum is open to the public year around and is worth a visit. Take a look below at some of the most exciting pieces of the Petersen Automotive Museum collection.
Situated on Los Angeles’ famous Miracle Mile, the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum has achieved an iconic status while creating open spaces which invite community engagement. The design encases the building in a red-painted corrugated aluminum rainscreen system which acts as the backdrop for a series of stainless steel structural ribbons. These scopes were engineered, manufactured, and installed by Zahner.Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) in New York with the construction management by Matt Construction in Los Angeles, Zahner was brought onto the project early on in the planning and development process. Starting under a Design Assist (DA) contract, the construction team developed a fabrication and installation strategy with the engineers at Zahner.This is the second project completed by Zahner with KPF. The two teams worked together prior on the IBM Headquarters in Armonk, New York.