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.
Projects with Zahner often come about as the result of placing limitless possibility in the hands of a design team. One challenge is to create a building that not only reflects the spirit of its community, but also redefines the space and its surroundings.Situated on Los Angeles’ famous Miracle Mile, the newly renovated Petersen Automotive Museum has achieved a great feat of branding while creating open spaces which invite community engagement. The design encased the building in a red-painted corrugated aluminum wall system. This red rainscreen facade acts as the backdrop for a series of stainless steel structural ribbons. These were design-engineered, manufactured, and installed by Zahner.Designed by KPF Associates and working under Matt Construction in Los Angeles, Zahner started the design work under a Design Assist contract. The designers at Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) worked with Zahner over a decade ago on the IBM Headquarters, and after a recent visit to the Zahner HQ, were inspired by the possibilities.