The Façade of the New California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center

The session involves the design and build teams in a discussion of the design fabrication and construction for this novel façade system, which forms part of the new enclosure for the Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

Learning objectives:

1. The overall intent of the project and its design guideline.
2. History of the museum and its curation of the STS Endeavour.
3. Material section, pattern description for the façade. Stainless panel system selection process.
4. Novel digital fabrication process used for this project.


Mark Piaia

ZGF Architects Inc

Jason Lin

MATT Construction Corporation

Anthony Birchler

Vice President Sales Engineering, A. Zahner Company