We couldn't have asked for a better collaboration or end result. Zahner took something complex and made it easy.

Jonathon Kemnitizer IDSA

Académie Lafayette Playground

Académie Lafayette Playground is a KEM Studio-designed playspace for students which features a slide manufactured and donated by Zahner. Académie Lafayette is a French immersion public school operating on multiple campuses in Kansas City serving grades K-8.

To maximize the school's budget, the forms of the playground were designed to be easily built by volunteers and found/recycled objects + donations were utilized (phase one). Through fundraising and a successful crowdfunding campaign the slide/tunnel/climbing wall was completed as a second phase in Fall 2013.

Académie Lafayette students enjoy the new slide in Kansas City.
Académie Lafayette students enjoy the new slide in Kansas City.
Installers add plywood ribs to the Zahner-manufactured structure.
Installers add plywood ribs to the Zahner-manufactured structure.
Children at Académie Lafayette play underneath the slide made by Zahner.
Children at Académie Lafayette play underneath the slide made by Zahner.
Designer's rendering of the new playground at Academie Lafayette.
Designer's rendering of the new playground at Academie Lafayette.
Académie Lafayette students interact with their new slide in Kansas City.