North Side High School: Cast Stone Matches Art Deco Design Tradition


The Culinary Arts Building is a 48,000 square foot building for an additional phase of the North Side High School campus. The school district’s vision was to stay consistent with the traditional Art Deco styling of the school campus. The project consisted of larger than average size architectural cast stone and architectural precast concrete pieces in order to illustrate the Art Deco designs.

 

North Side-High School | Culinary Arts Building | Custom Finish Coordination with architect for size alterations

North Side-High School | Culinary Arts Building | Custom Finish Coordination with architect for size alterations | Architect: Corgan Associates | Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors


AAS team replicated the original art deco design using cast stone.  There were no architectural plans detailing the elaborate Art Deco style precast designs as used on earlier buildings.  Advanced Architectural Stone sent artisan mold designers to the project site to trace the designs in order to make molds.  Once all designs were drawn, the employees returned to the job site to measure the various depths of each design for exact replication.

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS Formerly ACS) | Art Deco Design style design using Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | North Side High School | Closeup of Entry | Architect: Corgan Associates | Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS Formerly ACS) | Art Deco Design style design using Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | North Side High School | Closeup of Entry | Architect: Corgan Associates | Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors


The design craftsmanship of AAS team and technology to create custom decorative stone delivered for the project.

There were 576 pieces of architectural cast stone and architectural precast concrete on the project with detailed design at the roof coping, on panel-lintels above windows, and period fluted pilasters around the structure.

 

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS Formerly ACS) | Art Deco Design style design using Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | North Side High School | Close up Window Header | Architect: Corgan Associates | Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS Formerly ACS) | Art Deco Design style design using Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | North Side High School | Close up Window Header | Architect: Corgan Associates | Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors


 

Project Name: North Side High School, Culinary Arts Building

Location: 2211 McKinley Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76164

Architect: Corgan Associates, Inc

General Contractor: Steele-Freeman, Inc. Contractors