2015 AIBC Annual Conference: Architectural Composites
October 7, 2015
Kreysler and Associates is a custom fabrication shop specializing in architectural composites, large scale artwork, and digital fabrication. Since its founding in 1981 in California they have been building composite forms and structures for a diverse range of clients and applications over the years such as sets for Star Wars, sculptures for Claes Oldenburg, fish tanks for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, acoustic panels for concert halls, and increasingly, building facades. As building codes are starting to catch up, and digital design tools become more widespread which are essential for the management of the complex forms that take advantage of these materials, the doors are rapidly opening to building with fiberglass and other composites.
About the Presenter
Josh Zabel is the Vice President of Business Development at Kreysler & Associates, a world-class composites fabrication facility. He has been at K&A since 2005 and has spent most of his tenure as Director of Digital Fabrication, managing the digital and CAD/CAM aspects of their operations. He has developed an expert understanding of composites, and is at the forefront of AEC industry efforts to advance their architectural potential. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of California Berkeley and has earlier design experience at several boutique architecture firms around California.