Located in Montgomery, Alabama, The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization that provides legal representation to prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes, impoverished prisoners without effective representation, and others who may have been denied a fair trial. The Legacy Pavilion, designed by Williams Blackstock Architects, is the EJI Museum campus’ new building, and includes a welcome center, ticket office, gift shop, cafe, a new Southern cuisine restaurant from two award-winning local chefs.
Zahner engineered and fabricated the custom Angel Hair® stainless steel ImageWall® that clads the exterior of the building, which depicts the iconic images of several local civil rights activists that inspire hope for equal justice. These include Martin Luther King Jr., Claudette Colvin, John Lewis, Rosa Parks, Jonathan Daniels, Jo Ann Robinson, and E.D. Zahner’s ImageWall® team custom engineered the facade to fit the specifications of the building’s exterior, and included Cross-Seam Perf™ in the design so the imagery was continuous as it transitioned between the panels.