A Gathering Place for Tulsa


Description: This Boathouse Pavilion (under construction) is part of a 100-acre park on the Arkansas River in Tulsa, OK. The roof of the pavilion is comprised of 130 sail-like panels made with FRP which will cover an outdoor patio and restaurant. The panel’s surface area totals 7,400 ft2 (20,000 ft2 of actual material counting the … Continue reading A Gathering Place for Tulsa

San Francisco MOMA Facade


Description: This is the largest application of composites on a building facade to date in the US. K&A’s R&D efforts have resulted in an FRP panel – the first of it’s kind – which passes the NFPA 285 fire test required for such an application. The lightweight FRP cladding saved an enormous amount of weight and … Continue reading San Francisco MOMA Facade

Broad Museum Oculus


Description: The facade (aka the ‘veil’) features a depression creating the illusion that it dips behind the glass and re-emerges. To maintain the illusion, the portion inside the building must hang from the glass on the interior without additional external support. The exterior part of the veil is made of GFRC and a steel frame … Continue reading Broad Museum Oculus

Bing Concert Hall


Description: K&A fabricated the nine primary acoustic surfaces (aka “Sails”) on the interior of this new concert hall at Stanford University as well as the (nearly) elliptical ceiling (aka “Cloud”). The Sails range in size from 26′ x 26′ up to 35′ x 50′. The Cloud’s maximum length is 130′. All of the surfaces have … Continue reading Bing Concert Hall

SciArc Pavilion


This experimental design and fabrication exercise tested a novel fabrication technique using stretched fabric “molds” as well as the effectiveness and usefulness of computationally predicting the shape of a minimal surface.

Red Rabbit


Description: The red rabbit is a 56 foot long sculpture entitled “Leap”. It is installed in the baggage claim area of a new terminal at the Sacramento International Airport. It is the centerpiece of several new art exhibits in the airport, commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Suspended by 7 cables, it appears to … Continue reading Red Rabbit

Hyperthreads I


In collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects K&A taught a workshop and built this thin shell concrete installation in Mexico City. Additional collaboration included Nathaniel Stanton of Craft Engineering for structural analysis.

Paint Torch


K&A Scope Fabricate one composite paintbrush 51 feet tall and paint glob, 6.5 feet tall, shop drawings, engineering, finish samples, steel armature, paint, shipping, installation supervision. Description The Paint Torch is installed between the museum and art school protruding out towards Broad Street at a 60 degree angle. The tip of the brush and glob … Continue reading Paint Torch

Water Tree


K&A Scope: Design development and fabrication of FRP bubbles for 24’ Tall Water Tree Sculpture. 272 piece mold. Translucent bubbles with UV Resistant clear coat. Assemble & disassemble for installation onsite by K&A.

River River


K&A Scope: Shop drawings detailing construction of panels, anchoring to concrete wall, panel joints and special fabrication, construction and installation techniques. Fabricated all panels necessary for entire artwork. Panel design included steel framework.