Irving Courtyard Screenwall at Kansas City Art Institute
The Irving Courtyard Screenwall is a large gateway, entry and artwork designed by Gastinger Walker and made by Zahner for the Kansas City Art Institute, completed in 2006. The architecture firm worked with Zahner engineers and fabricators to design, build, and install the sculptural screen which protects the school’s northwest entrance.
The design uses a custom die and unique pattern. Zahner software translated the architect’s pattern into a machine language to custom perforate the panels. The material is a preweathered corten or weathering steel surface.
The Dodge Building
The new building was designed by Gastinger Walker Harden, features unique patterning and rich customizations throughout the project. Diamond-shaped preweathered grey zinc panels adorn the building's south elevation. A utility fence, perforated and undulated, wraps the crown of the building. Over the building's north entrance, a custom embossed indentation provides a historic technique to achieve a modern aesthetic.