Kauffman Center

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is already having a dramatic and transformative impact on Kansas City, changing both the city's skyline as well as the experience of artists and audiences throughout the region. Designed by acclaimed architect Moshe Safdie the concert hall is a feat of design and engineering.

The facility provies a 285,000-square-foot hall with two performance venues: the 1,800-seat Muriel Kauffman Theatre and the 1,600-seat Helzberg Hall. The structure is a singular architectural icon for Kansas City and the Midwest. The building is home to the Kansas City Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, and the Kansas City Ballet.

Kauffman Center designed by Moshe Safdie

Kauffman Center designed by Moshe Safdie.

The internationally recognized design team that has been assembled includes Moshe Safdie & Associates, BNIM Architects, JeDunn Construction, Theatre Projects Consultants, and Nagata Acoustics. Their design incorporates the very latest in architectural innovation and technology to create virtually perfect acoustics and optimal sightlines in both performance halls.

Zahner worked closely with the design team as well as the construction management team at JE Dunn to realize the final surface. The entire roof and metal wall-surface is clad in Zahner Glass Bead™ Stainless Steel, a product well known for its muted reflectivity as well as it's resilience to nature's wear.

The first Glass Bead™ Stainless Steel panels were installed at the Kauffman Center the week of August 2nd, 2010, and the project was inaugurated September 16th 2011.

Kauffman Center designed by Moshe Safdie

Kauffman Center designed by Moshe Safdie.

Installation of Kauffman Center interior metalwork by Zahner field operators

Installation of Kauffman Center interior metalwork by Zahner field operators.

Detail of the Kauffman Center roof during construction

Detail of the Kauffman Center roof during construction.

Field operators install the ZEPPS™ Panels on the South roof of Kauffman Center

Field operators install the ZEPPS™ Panels on the South roof of Kauffman Center.

Kauffman Center architectural paneling

Kauffman Center architectural paneling.

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