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CUSTOM DESIGN COLUMNS: HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHOPPING CENTER

The architect had vision to add an elevator and clock tower to the Highland Park Village shopping center that has unified architectural style. Developing intricate design details in the stone and matching the color and finish so that the new building would connect to the surrounding area that had been in existence for over 80 years.

Highland Park - Ornate Architectural Design Integrating Specialized Colums, Highly Decorative Design Elements

Highland Park – Ornate Architectural Design Integrating Specialized Columns, Highly Decorative Design Elements

Clock tower connected with seventy five years old shopping center area | columns at the top accentuate the design accent and shopping mall experience

Clock tower connected with seventy five years old shopping center area | columns at the top accentuate the design accent and shopping mall experience

Highland Park High Design Custom Columns

Highland Park High Design Custom Columns

 

 

Rubber mold for column cap design

Rubber mold for column cap design

The AAS project team developed the drawings for the project from templates without requiring detailed architectural plans. The templates were compared to the existing product and adjustments were made to achieve the precisely matching three dimensional design. The system to capture and communicate in-depth details using CAD drawings assisted the design process confirming the project feasibility in early stages of the project. The integrity of the details was made possible using CNC technology to fabricate the required molds. For high intricate design details in the column caps at the top, rubber molds were used.

Design Details for the top of the clock tower at highland park village shopping center

Design Details for the top of the clock tower at highland park village shopping center

 

Shop Drawing - Clock Tower Design at Highland Park Shopping Center

Shop Drawing – Clock Tower Design at Highland Park Shopping Center

 

Shop Drawing - Details for Support, Anchorage, Installation Connections

Shop Drawing – Details for Support, Anchorage, Installation Connections

 


The AAS team confirmed and communicated installation details for each stone piece used in this tower design. Installers got detailed settings plan with identification of each stone piece.

The clock tower looks as if it were part of the original design of the shopping center. The architectural columns accentuate the overall experience of the shopping center.

Products used: Cast Stone, GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)
Architect: Omni Planners Architects
General Contractor: W B Kibbler Construction
Masonry Contractor: Metro Masonry

 


> ARCHITECTURAL COLUMNS

 

 

CONCRETE STONE COLUMN COVERS, COLUMN CAPS

Manufactured stone products provide flexibility to create fully customizable column covers, column wraps that can match with the design vision.

 

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Three Product Material Options

 

Dry vibrant-tamp cast stone provides design flexibility to custom design column covers with complex design while also providing competitive structural properties.

Wet-pour precast concrete enable options to embed structural support for load bearing column applications.

Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) column wraps are only ¾” thick and yet have high strength to weight ratio, simplifying structural support requirements for higher elevation applications.

 

Project Specific Support: Custom Fabrication

 

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) has extensive track record for integrating columns with overall design for cladding applications, exterior stone veneer or façade applications, cornices and bandings, architectural trim around building entry ways/windows/doors, wall coping, etc. As required, design can be realized while combining different product materials as well while maintaining uniform/seamless design aesthetic.

The AAS team is able to collaborate with design team using SHOP drawings to confirm design feasibility and developing pre-engineered anchoring conditions for easy installation of the columns.

AAS helps contractors with columns covers and wraps for both commercial as well as residential applications.

Customers have flexibility to match any color with the control sample.

When required, designers have option to select column designs from an extensive range of in house molds inventory. This can help with faster turnaround times for stone concrete columns designs.

Use the support request form to ask about in-house inventory of architectural column covers, column wraps.

 

MODULAR COLUMNS: CUSTOM DESIGN FLEXIBILITY, FREEDOM

AAS project team works with architects, contractors and building owners in design and manufacturing of modular columns in variety of shapes and styles. AAS has a lot of experience with very large size columns as required for a project.

 

Manufactured vibrant-tamp cast stone pieces | Sequencing of products delivery, detailed palletization and labeling, settings drawings simplified installation | AAS Project: SMU Simmons Hall

Manufactured Vibrant-tamp Cast Stone Pieces | Column Design Integrated with overall Building Elevation Design at SMU Simmons Hall | Sequencing of Products Delivery, Detailed Palletization and Labeling, Settings Drawings Simplified Installation

 

Cast stone pieces for column secured using steel plates and anchors

Cast Stone Pieces for Column Secured using Steel Plates and Anchors

 

SMU Simmons Hall | Cast Stone, GFRC, Precast Concrete | Large Size Columns Designed using Custom Molds | DOWNLOAD AND LEARN MORE >>

SMU Simmons Hall | Cast Stone, GFRC, Precast Concrete | Large Size Columns Designed using Custom Molds | DOWNLOAD AND LEARN MORE >>

 

SMU Caruth Hall Architectural Stone Cladding | Cast Stone and Wet-precast Products Combined for Desired Design Accent | Large Column Porches and Entries, Design of Eaves, Window Surround Trim | Modular Columns Design

SMU Caruth Hall Architectural Stone Cladding | Cast Stone and Wet-precast Products Combined for Desired Design Accent | Large Column Porches and Entries, Design of Eaves, Window Surround Trim, Modular Columns Design

 

PROJECT: Collin Library | Architectural Cast Stone Columns

PROJECT: Collin Library | Architectural Cast Stone Columns

 

AAS | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Seamlessly Integrated Custom Columns for Reagan Place, Dallas, TX | Combine Panels with Matching Color, Finish | Good Fulton & Ferrel Architects

TRT HOLDINGS – PRECISE ENGINEERING AND CRAFTSMANSHIP FOR DESIGN


TRT Holdings Headquarters is a new 170,000 square ft, six-story Jeffersonian-style office building.  The project is one of several buildings located on the Old Parkland Campus at Dallas, Texas developed by Trammell Crow Holdings, one of the largest developers in the U.S.

  • The overriding design criterion of this building was to have the same style as all other buildings on the business campus.
  • Precast and cast stone was used exclusively as the material at all entries, the exterior connecting porches, hallways and veneer panels at the first floor of the building.
  • Pediments, lintels, sills, water tables, columns and roof coping comprised the remainder of the precast or cast stone on the project.
  • All entrances to the building have beautiful classical Tuscan columns. The Tuscan columns were repeated at a covered portico connecting the building to a restaurant as well.  The columns were connected with a deeply profiled trim. The precast portico runs a length of over 50 feet.

 

PROJECT: TRT Holdings Headquarters | Case Stone | 2014 APA Award of Excellence

PROJECT: TRT Holdings Headquarters | Case Stone, Architectural Precast | 2014 APA Award of Excellence

 

Process for Design

 

  • All pieces, of the same profile, were scaled to varying sizes due to different size windows, doors, entryways and breezeways around the structure.   Precise mold making ability of AAS enabled the required precision over wide range of sizes.
  • There were 7712 pieces of precast and cast stone on the project. The production was carried out using 153 different molds.  The mix design was the company’s standard formula with adjustment to a special color used throughout the campus.
  • Manufacturing was carried out using company’s computer-driven batch plant and computer driven liquid color system.  The automated systems provide the quality control to assure consistency of color and texture.

 

TRT Head Quarters | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectural GFRC | 2014 APA Award | Product Materials: Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectural GFRC | Entries, exterior connecting porches, hallways, veneers, pediments, lintels, sills, water tables, columns and roof coping

TRT Head Quarters | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectural GFRC | 2014 APA Award | Product Materials: Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectural GFRC | Entries, exterior connecting porches, hallways, veneers, pediments, lintels, sills, water tables, columns and roof coping

 


 

The owner of the Old Park Land campus, with all five of their architects visited AAS production facility throughout the project life cycle to make sure the color, texture, and scale of the precast and cast stone met the overall design intent of the campus.

 

Project Name: TRT Holdings Headquarters

Location: 4001 Maple Avenue @ the Old Parkland Campus, Dallas, Texas

Architect: HKS, Inc

General Contractor:  Brasfield & Gorrie

Products: Architectural Cast Stone, Architectural GFRC, Precast Concrete

Applications: Architectural Stone Cladding, Veneer Design, Custom Columns