The 2100 L Street NW office development is a new 10-story, 190,000 square-foot, signature property located in DC’s Central Business District. Its index of building amenities includes a stunning, landscaped rooftop terrace and lounge featuring dramatic views of the DC skyline. A dual-sided stainless steel façade, designed by globally acclaimed artist, Jan Hendrix, clads the exterior and continues onto the roof as a decorative screen feature.
Zahner worked closely with Jan Hendrix and Akridge to achieve the fine veil of stainless steel art panels that adorns the façade of the 11-story building. The design uses the motif of the willow oak tree that is found across Washington DC. Zahner engineered, and fabricated the custom-finished stainless steel panels from 2 layers of 2.5 mm stainless steel. The outer surfaces are finished in diffuse reflective Angel hair® while the inner surface is highly polished stainless steel. Working closely with the artist, Zahner engineering was able to finely tune the stainless steel surface to achieve the exact level of openness and reflectivity needed by the client.
The lobby of the building features custom formed panels produced from Roano Zinc™. The custom configuration of the panels and the surface finishing was guided by the late Bob Schofield, Senior Vice President of Akridge. Bob Schofield worked closely with Bill Zahner at our Texas facility to achieve this unique surface of Roano Zinc™.