AAS Press Release – 2014 CSI Awards of Excellence
Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS – Formerly Advanced Cast Stone) won following CSI Awards for Manufacturing and Design Excellence.
- Zootennial Plaza CSI Excellence Award in Hardscape Category
- Sundance Square East The Commerce Building CSI Merit Award (Special Award)
- Classroom Building II ROTC CSI Excellence Award Commercial Category
- TRT Holdings Headquarters CSI Excellence Award Manufacturing Category
Zootennial Plaza CSI Excellence Award in Hardscape Category
Angular flower beds and long serpentine walls were used throughout the project. Precast was the finish or coping material used on all the hardscape areas to both protect the walls and to accentuate the curving features of the walls.
Sundance Square East The Commerce Building CSI Merit Award (Special Award)
Cast stone is used on this building at the header band, window systems and sills, and a highly decorative acorn motif incorporated into a 3 story entry way and building banding.
Cast stone was the design material unique to this building but also the unifying product used throughout all structures in this 35 block complex.
Classroom Building II ROTC CSI Excellence Award Commercial Category
The critical design element of this property is the rotunda at the buildings entrance. The rotunda is 30 feet in diameter, with one and half foot thick walls, highlighting a 13 sided sculpture honoring our country and its soldiers throughout history. The tree story rotunda was constructed exclusively from architectural precast with 3 large radius openings each with a complex series of step-backs. The step-back effect creates a framed view of the hanging sculpture.
Color and texture consistency was achieved through a computer driven batch design. The entrance was required to look like a monolithic piece of stone. CNC technology was utilized to make sure each mold and part fit together for a seamless look. The precast at the rotunda provided a framed look to the sculpture.
TRT Holdings Headquarters CSI Excellence Award Manufacturing Category
The size and variance in the same profile required special QC supervision. The project was difficult due to number of different sized pieces.
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 (GFRC). 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