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Lecture: william ZAHNER

Lecture: william ZAHNER

| On 12, Apr 2013

When: Thursday, April 11th, 2013 06:15 pm

Where: Pratt Institute School of Architecture /61 St. James Place Higgins Hall Brooklyn, New York

Zahner is an internationally acclaimed engineering and fabrication company best known for the use of metal in the world of art and architecture. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Zahner employs nearly two-hundred craftsmen and engineers in its offices and two plants in Kansas City, Missouri, and Dallas, Texas.
Zahner delivers highly crafted architectural metalwork for designers around the globe, and has done so for more than 110 years and four generations. Zahner’s goal is to meet and exceed the expectations of clients through intelligent solutions and high-quality craftsmanship. Zahner leads the exploration of practical and sustainable metal applications by recruiting and retaining brilliant craftsmen and engineers. Zahner integrates digital definition into the design and manufacturing processes, and succsesfully couples highly engineered surfaces with un-equaled craftsmanship in all their projects.


Broad Art Museum by Zaha Hadid

L. William Zahner, CEO/President of Zahner, is recognized as the expert on the use of metals in artwork and architecture. The American Institute of Architects bestowed upon Mr. Zahner an honorary AIA membership in 2007 for his dedication to the profession of Architecture, his knowledge of metal building envelopes, and his contributions to advancing the quality of the built environment.


New World Symphony Bar Canopy by Frank Gehry

L. William Zahner is the author of two books which have become comprehensive guides and official textbooks at many universities. Zahner was also awarded the International Copper Medal by the Societa Metallurgica Italiana Spa located in Florence, Italy in March 2006, and is a sculptor in his own right, having designed and constructed several sculptures of his own over the past ten years.


The North Dock Expansion at the Zahner Campus Headquarters.

Robert Zahner, Senior Vice-President of Zahner and brother to L. William Zahner, is equally recognized for his expertise in the field of metal. He is internationally known for his hands-on knowledge of metal sciences and for guiding the operations group on various projects. Robert Zahner holds multiple positions among Sheet Metal and Architectural organizations, and has spoken worldwide on topics ranging from BIM and digital architecture, to sustainable construction and lean manufacturing.


Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park

For over 115 years Zahner has pioneered the architectural metal industry by applying aerospace engineering to the fabrication of art and architecture. Zahner is internationally renowned for intelligent engineering and precision craftsmanship on buildings throughout the world. The museum-level craft and engineering that Zahner consistently provides can be found in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

All information is from ZAHNER Metals