AAS Press Release – 2014 APA Awards of Excellence
Sept 29, 2014
Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS formerly Advanced Cast Stone) won 2014 APA (Architectural Precast Association) Awards of Excellence.
- TCU Relief Panels – Craftsmanship Award
- Sundance Square East, Commercial Design Award of Excellence
- Tarrant County Jail, Lon Evans Correction Center, Category – Medical/Government Award of Excellence
- TRT Holdings Headquarters, Craftsmanship Award of Excellence
TCU Relief Panels – Craftsmanship Award
This project consisted of 6 precast panels installed in the entry to the remodeled and enlarged football stadium at Texas Christian University. The purpose of the panels and the project was to honor and recognize the original founders of the University dating to 1895.
All murals were first rendered and approved by a recognized artist and then the original artwork was transferred to a rubber mold for casting. The uniqueness of the project was the absolute attention to the refinement of every detail within the mold since the panels are seen within a few feet of the viewer.
The panels show artistic work designed and implemented using precast.
Sundance Square East, Commercial Design Award of Excellence
This is one of two new Class A office buildings, with restaurants, retail shops, a multi-purpose stage, and pavilion at this location.
The primary feature of the precast was an acorn motif. The precast acorn is the symbol for this building- an emblem of luck, prosperity, and power.
This is a new building located within a multi-block county administrative and judicial center. Each building has its unique characteristics, but there is an overall campus approach to the area. The most important precast elements relate to the banding near the top of the building.
Color consistency was a challenge on this project. The project color was heavily pigmented and dark. AAS team worked with raw material suppliers to achieve very specific color required for cast stone in this project. Several batch designs were reviewed in order to produce a color that did not vary.
This is a new 170,000 square foot, six story Jeffersonian-style building housing the corporate offices of a conglomerate business enterprise consisting among other businesses of a national hotel developer and fitness chain. The building is part of a number of buildings on the Old Parkland campus in Dallas, Texas.
All the architectural cast stone on the building was produced by Advanced Architectural Stone. Cast stone was used exclusively as the material at all entries, the exterior connecting porches, hallways and veneer at the first floor of the building. Pediments, lintels, sills, water tables, columns and roof coping comprised the remainder of the cast stone on the project.
All cast stone pieces were scaled to varying sizes of windows, doors, height of entryways and breezeways. The size of molds and the requirement of varying the same profile for each area of the structure was the challenge of the project.
About Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS)
Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS formerly Advanced Cast Stone) is based out of Fort Worth, TX. The company has three strategically located manufacturing plants in TX, AZ and PA to serve architectural stone needs nationwide. AAS offers architectural stone solutions in four materials cast stone, architectural precast (wet cast), Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) and Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG). AAS has unique proprietary technology to match colors and texture while maintaining consistency over project of any scale. The company has won a number of awards from Cast Stone Institute (CSI), Architectural Precast Association (APA) and Mason Contractor Association of America (MCAA) over past years.
Advanced Architectural Stone
115 Lee St.
Fort Worth, TX 76140