Kreysler & Associates
American Canyon, CA
Today, Kreysler is passionate about architecture, the environment, and a fabricator’s role in the equation. “The construction industry is evolving very fast from an era with a manufacturing process that is very inefficient,” he explained of the costs of energy consumption and materials wasted. “However, if you take a strong material that can be formed into any shape, you can build like nature.” Referencing the shape of a seashell, he noted an absence of naturally flat surfaces. “If you lay a sheet of flat glass horizontal, support it at each of it’s corners, and stand in the middle, the glass will break. But if you form a bowl, it will hold. Shape is a more efficient way to generate strength, rather than using more two-by-fours.”
What sets Kreysler apart from other composites fabricators is years of experience in the construction industry and a unique ability to integrate with building teams. While many companies can fabricate beautiful composites, Kreysler understands the complexities of larger construction projects thanks to a wide range of experience, from HOK’s restoration of the Flood Building to Snohetta’s addition to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “Boat builders are highly skilled, but they don’t know how to coordinate within a complex construction site: That’s what makes us unique,” attested Kreysler.