Zahner to Speak at AIA Montana 2016
CEO/President L. William Zahner lectures at AIA Montana.
The 2016 Annual Fall Conference of Brick by Brick takes place September 28—30th at the Fairmont Hot Springs in Anaconda, Montana. The 2016 AIA Montana Fall conference will feature leaders in the art and architecture industry.
L. William Zahner will be delivering a talk entitled Creating Unique Architectural Metal Surfaces in the 21st Century. Interest in the use of metal in architecture and art over the last several decades has skyrocketed. Unlike any other material, metals have the ability to provide lightweight, durable, and aesthetic characteristics for a surface.
This lecture will provide an overture of current technological approaches to producing custom surfaces and forms, and will describe what will be possible in the near future — the changing facade, and the design platform that connects designers to fabricators.
HISTORIC METALWORK AND SYSTEMS FOR CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURAL STYLES
From renovation and restoration to new construction, historic metalwork has been a staple of A. Zahner Company since its inception in the 1897. The Company’s history includes custom cornices, metal-mesh skylights of the early 1900’s, and many other classic architecture features.
These historic metalworking techniques inform the engineers and fabricators at Zahner, breathing new life into existing historic architecture around the world. Zahner provides historic metalwork for both new construction, as well as existing preservation and restoration services provided by Zahner.
The company is able to provide these services through the maintenance of traditional processes and machinery which the company has retained in order to do these historic jobs.
Today, the company continues the tradition of historic architecture. Zahner provides both maintenance services as well as restoration and new construction for architectural details in historic styles. See examples of projects below, or get in touch with a Zahner engineer to develop your project.
Presentations at the event include CEO/President L. William Zahner of A. Zahner Company, Arne Emerson of Morphosis Architects, Craig Vickers of Civitas, John F. Kane of Architekton, David Conant of AEI Affiliated Engineers, and sculptor Robert Harrison.
Brick by Brick: The 2016 AIA Montana Annual Fall Conference will, literally and figuratively, explore the process and craft of assembling the pieces and parts that become the built expression of that initial vision.
From assembling the right team to telling the story through design, each project is a unique set of collaborations, explorations, research, selections, detailing and implementations. The ever increasing complexity of those visions require skills in organization and a reliance on many specialized team members. The trend for an integrated approach to design and decision making is resulting in some of the most inspiring projects of our time.
The American Institute of Architects, founded in 1857, is the professional organization for 80,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., and some 300 state and local chapters worldwide, the AIA helps to build public awareness of architecture and supports the practice of architecture.