Architectural Stone Panels: Design Freedom for Architects

AAS support system is set up to clearly understand an architect’s design vision, and to assist in developing fully customized architectural stone products that fulfill the design intent.

The AAS team is able to work very closely with clients for every phase of the project:

  1. Detailed review and collaboration for confirmation of schematic design details and project feasibility using AutoCAD, Revit or other BIM software products.
  2. Project specific custom design and manufacturing of stone panels using AAS technology and project execution methodology
  3. Staging/sequencing of panels and onsite construction planning support as required

As required, the AAS team is able to collaborate with the architect, general contractor, masonry contractor, or building owner for design assist as well as construction assist. The fully integrated approach to stone panels design and manufacturing eliminates vertical fragmentation enabling better design, smooth execution and cost savings.

AAS has won more awards than any other stone manufacturer.


LA State Museum Sports Hall of Fame | Trahan Architects | Cast Stone Veneer Developed using Complex Shaped, Large Cast Stone Pieces Fitting within Stringent Tolerance Requirements | LEARN MORE About Design, Manufacturing Process...

LA State Museum Sports Hall of Fame | Trahan Architects | Cast Stone Veneer Developed using Complex Shaped, Large Cast Stone Pieces Fitting within Stringent Tolerance Requirements | LEARN MORE About Design, Manufacturing Process…


AAS System for Design Assist, Construction Assist


The AAS team’s process allows for efficient collaboration with customers right from the schematic design phase.

  • The AAS team has developed a system and efficient process to review the project’s design details, and provide feedback to confirm design feasibility.
  • The team is able to collaborate directly with architect, or with contractor for the project as required.
  • AAS also has a refined methodology to assist contractors/installers in detailing the anchoring conditions of any one of the three types of stone panels – cast stone, precast and GFRC.
  • Support for onsite construction planning as required.


LA Sports Hall of Fame | Cast Stone | Architect: Trahan Architects | Masonry Contractor: Masonry Arts

LA Museum & Sports Hall of Fame | Cast Stone | BIM Modeling | Trahan Architects | VCC | Masonry Arts

Design Freedom with Stone Panels


The AAS manufacturing process of architectural stone panels creates unparalleled design flexibility and options for architects, including:

AAS is the project one-stop source for all of architectural stone needs for a project creating architectural panel solutions using three different products –

  1. Dry vibrant-tamp cast stone
  2. Architectural wet-precast concrete panels
  3. GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)

AAS has the knowledge and expertise to analyze the stone requirements of each project, and then to come up with the right applications combining the three products. This flexibility opens up design options while also minimizing installation and construction cost.

GFRC Installation Connections - Simpler Installation, Limitless Architectural Stone Design Options Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Unparalleled Design Freedom with Manufactured Stone | Cast Stone, GFRC Cladding, Veneer Design | TECHNOLOGY: CUSTOM MOLD MAKING >> PROJECT: SMU Commons | Architectural Stone Cladding AAS Project: Cooks Children's Hospital | Manufactured Architectural Stone Matched Existing Limestone Buildings Old Parkland West Campus | Architectural Stone Cladding Created Unifying Design Accent for all of the Eight Buildings in the Business Campus LA State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame | Cast Stone Realized Cane River Channels | Large Complex U-Shaped Stone Pieces | BIM Modelling | Trahan Architects | CASE STUDY ... AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding USC Ronald Tutor Center - Combined Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, GFRC with Seamless Design Effect AAS Project: ACU Wellness Center | Products: Architectural Cast Stone, Wet Precast Concrete | Wilks Masonry ROTC Building at University of Central Florida | Architectural Stone for 3D Framing of Hanging Sculpture | Front Elevation Cladding AAS Architectural Stone Cladding Project TRT Holdings Headquarters, Old Park Land, TX | Cast Stone, Wet-precast Concrete, GFRC | Architect: HKS | 2014 APA Award HIgher Education Complex - Cast Stone with Specific White Color Batch Mix for Contemporary Look SMU Simmons Hall | Custom Molds, Manufacturing, Construction Support | 2016 CSI Awards | CASE STUDY >> PROJECT: Gilbert Christian | Product: Architectural GFRC | Architect: L. Smith / H & S International LLC | Contractor: A. R. Mays TCU Worth Hills Project - Architectural Stone Cladding | Large Complex Curved Stone Pieces | KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry | 2014 Golden Trowel Award - See CASE STUDY... SMU Bobby B Lyle College of Engineering - Caruth Hall | Architectural Cast Stone, GFRC, Precast Concrete | Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford Architects | Austin Commercial | Dee Brown Masonry Grapevine Convention Center and Visitors Bureau - High End Leaf Design - Manufactured stone cladding St Peters Anglican Church | Products: Cast Stone, GFRC | Architect: Touchstone Architecture | Childers Construction PROJECT: Louisiana State Museum & Sports Hall of Fame | Cast Stone |Trahan Architects | Masonry Arts | CSI Award of Excellence | See CASE STUDY ... SMU Simmons Hall - Architectural Cast Stone Cladding - Project Planning, Custom Manufacturing, Construction Coordination, Installation Support Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels for School Entry Way | Sandstrom Architecture | Westfield Construction Sundance Square West Building | Cast Stone Matched Art Deco Design | Custom Manufactured Architectural Stone Texas State University | Cast Stone for High End Design Accent | Cost Effective Solution Delivered within Stringent Budget Requirements | SEE Video Tour of AAS CAPABILITIES ... AAS | GFRC Architectural Elements | Hampton Inn - Homewood | Mason: Decorative Masonry | SEE PROJECT DETAILS... Advanced Architectural Stone | Cutting Edge Technology | Quality, Consistency, Color Matching | Customization for Design Vision AAS Formerly ACS | GFRC for Architectural Stone Elements at Higher Elevation | Lighter Weight, Ease Of Installation St Jude Catholic Church, Mansfield, TX | Cast Stone with Specialized Chocolate Brown Color Design | Mason: Division 4 | O'Connor Architecture & Interior Designer AAS Project: Collin Library Cladding Design | Architectural Columns | Custom Design of Manufactured Stone with Project Management | PBK Architects Dallas Country Club | Architectural Cast Stone Cladding + Hardscape in the Campus Advanced Architectural Stone = AAS | Formely Advanced Cast Stone - ACS | Technology | Team | Customer Focus Advanced Architectural Stone | AAS (Formerly Advanced Cast Stone) | Residential Projects | Quoins, Architectural Trim Advanced Architectural Stone | Residential Projects | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | GFRC, GFRG Laura Lee Blanton Building Architectural Columns, Front Elevation Cladding | LEARN More About Architectural COLUMNS... PROJECT: 714 Main Street | Precast, GFRC | Schwarz-Hanson Architects | General Contractor: KHK Group, Ltd | Bear Masonry PROJECT: Rockwell County Courthouse | Precast | Brinkley Sargent Architects | Manhattan Construction | DMG Masonry AAS Customer Focus | Consistency of Materials | Color Matching | Precast, Cast Stone PROJECT: Gilbert Christian High School | Cast Stone, Precast Adavanced Architectural Stone | AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone -| Signage and High-end Exterior Ornamental Stone Elements Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Cast stone, Architectural GFRC | Custom Molds, Customer Project Management Simplified Installation, Achieved Design with Precision


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Learn more about Architectural GFRC in this course, and earn CEU credits.


LEED Credit

AAS has three strategically located plants in Texas, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.  That brings flexibility in obtaining LEED credit.



GFRC Panels with Pre-engineered Built-in Connections Provide Design Flexibiliity and Much Simpler Construction

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SMU Delta Gamma Sorority House | Architectural GFRC Columns, Cladding for Desired Building Elevation Aesthetic

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AAS is certified by the Cast Stone Institute (CSI) as well as Architectural Precast Association (APA).