This Friday evening, October 9 at Montana State University, L. William Zahner will give a guest lecture in the Leon Johnson Hall at 5:30pm, Room #339. The lecture is open to students, faculty, as well as the general public of Bozeman, MT.
Mr. Zahner, who took the company reigns nearly three decades ago, is credited for transforming A. Zahner Company from a regional sheet metal outfit into an international manufacturer of complex art and architecture. Founded in 1897, A. Zahner Company is an engineering and fabrication firm which brings an artistic and pragmatic approach to manufacturing high quality forms, facades, and the entire building envelope.
The lecture will focus on how artists and architects can leverage the companies as a creative resource for creating their unique designs. Students will learn how Zahner worked with designers collaboratively to push the boundaries of metal used in art and architecture, how walls can move and adapt to their environment, how natural materials can capture the beauty of the moment, and how robotics are being integrated without losing the human touch. Zahner’s recent projects such as the Petersen Museum in Los Angeles, the City View Garage in Miami will be featured, as well as many of the projects which helped transform the company over the past thirty years.
Students interested in careers and internships at Zahner are welcome to come to the guest lecture, and can follow up with Zahner’s human resources department. Get directions to the Leon Johnson Hall at MSU, Room #339, to see L. William Zahner speak at 5:30 p.m. on October 9th. Download the Poster as a PDF for the MSU Zahner Guest Lecture.
Montana State University (MSU) is a public university located in Bozeman, Montana, United States. It is the state’s land-grant university and primary campus in the Montana State University System. The school’s strong art background serves the community by integrating learning, discovery and engagement. Over 15,500 students attend MSU, and the university faculty includes 743 full-time 411 part-time employees. The university’s main campus in Bozeman is home to KUSM television, KGLT radio, and the Museum of the Rockies.
A. Zahner Company (ZAHNER®) is a fourth-generation, internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication firm known for its specialized use of metal in art and architecture, most notably the complex building facades such as the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City, the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, de Young Museum in San Francisco. Founded 118 years ago and headquartered in Kansas City, Zahner employs nearly 200 craftsmen and engineers in its offices and two manufacturing facilities in Missouri and Texas. Zahner has 8 trademarked specialized systems, 7 trademarked surfaces, and is the recipient of over 40 awards for work in the fields of art and architecture.