The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum, in association with the AIA|LA Technology in Architectural Practice Committee, is pleased to announce the next event in a monthly series focusing on the intersection of Design and Information Technology.


Bill Zahner, A Zahner Company

DATE: Thursday 21 October 2010,   FREE
TIME: Lecture 7pm,   6pm Wine and Cheese
CEUs: 1 AIA Continuing Education Unit is available
WHERE: This event will be at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, DeCafe in Perloff Hall. Parking is $10, please see this link for information: parking map.

Post event libations and filler @ To be announced location

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This lecture will explore the work of A. Zahner Company. Zahner has been engineering and producing advanced sheet metal surfaces for over 100 years. Zahner is on the forefront of the shift to digital construction, using Building Information Modeling and Digital Definition to provide a transparent construction process that results in reduced construction errors, leaner construction, and high-tech craftsmanship.


Bill Zahner, AZahner & Co

L. William Zahner, President and CEO of ZahnerŪ, is a prolific writer and a sculptor in his own right. Well known for his passion for metal, he authored two books over the past twenty years, sharing his wealth of knowledge derived from being a fourth-generation expert in the field of metals. He has worked with worlds most renowned architects; Zaha Hadid, Morphosis, Herzog & de Meuron, Moshe Safdie, Gensler and Frank Gehry, to name a few. He has contributed to a number of high-profile projects using metal as a major building material, including the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, the Experience Music Project in Seattle, and Cooper Union in New York City.
A. Zahner Company


Cooper Union, New York, New York, Courtesy of A Morphosis and Zahner Company


Adaptive Facade Panel, Courtesy of Adaptive Building Initiative, Buro Happold and Hoberman Assoc.

About the LADTF:

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is a collective organization representing a wide cross-section of architecture and engineering firms and academic institutions around the Los Angeles basin. It serves to increase awareness of technological innovations in design and construction, and to foster their application throughout the Los Angeles design community. By connecting a diverse audience of designers, engineers, builders and owners who have widely varying conceptions of technology in their work, we hope to create new opportunities for efficiency and creativity.

The Los Angeles Design Technology Forum is coordinated by Marty Doscher, Reg Prentice, Dennis Shelden, Randy Jefferson, and Kurt Komraus.

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