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SMU COMMONS: EXTERIOR VENEER, CLADDING, HARDSCAPE DESIGN USING STONE PANELS


Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) has extensive track record for manufacturing cast stone, architectural precast and GFRC for cladding, exterior veneer, and almost any other architectural design.

These pictures are of a number of buildings at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus. You are viewing a new dining hall and housing complex call the SMU Commons; the vision was to integrate these buildings with the overall identity of the campus. At the same time, the designers wanted to create a contemporary feel to the buildings to reflect the school’s cutting edge approach to education and its fun, nurturing, and exciting environment for students.

The AAS team proposed carrying out the design including the exterior cladding and stone veneers using two different products: cast stone and glass fiber reinforced concrete panels (GFRC).

 

Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Unparalleled Design Freedom with Manufactured Stone | Cast Stone, GFRC Cladding, Veneer Design | TECHNOLOGY: CUSTOM MOLD MAKING >>

Unparalleled Design Freedom with Manufactured Stone | Cast Stone, GFRC Cladding, Veneer Design

 

Precision molds combining the use of the CNC technology and employee craftsmanship made it possible to create veneer wall panels that fit together seamlessly for look of monolithic stone. With computerized batch mixing as part of the integral manufacturing process, the stone panels, using both  cast stone and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), had the required structural properties, as well as matching color and finish.

The new buildings are huge success for the campus since they excite students, faculty and visitors.

 

Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Cast stone, Architectural GFRC | Custom Molds, Customer Project Management Simplified Installation, Achieved Design with Precision

Cast stone, GFRC | Monolithic Stone Facade, Veneer Design, Stone Capping | Custom Molds, Customer Project Management Simplified Installation

 

PROJECT: SMU Commons | Architectural Stone Cladding

PROJECT: SMU Commons | Architectural Stone Cladding Developed Quality Experience

 

Stone Panels | Technology, Design Flexibility | GFRC, Cast Stone and Wet-percast Concrete Products Materials Combined for Uniform Aesthetic Accent

Stone Panels | Technology, Design Flexibility | GFRC, Cast Stone and Wet-percast Concrete Products Materials Combined for Uniform Aesthetic Accent


VENEER, FACADE DESIGN USING FABRICATED STONE PANELS: MORE PROJECT EXAMPLES, LEARN MORE >>

 

ARCHITECTURAL STONE CLADDING: SEE MORE PROJECT EXAMPLES, LEARN MORE >>

 

WALL COPING, PIER CAPS, HARDSCAPE >>


 

 

3-D FRAMING USING MANUFACTURED VENEER PANELS AT ROTC BUILDING, UCF


The new ROTC building at University of Central Florida highlights a 13-sided sculpture honoring our country and soldiers throughout the history.

The AAS team created framed views of the sculpture using architectural cast stone panels. The sculpture is housed in a one and half feet thick rotunda made from custom design dry-cast stone, and GFRC concrete panels. The rotunda is three stories high with 30 feet in diameter. There are three large radius openings in it with a complex series of step backs that create framed views of the sculpture from different directions.

This three-dimensional frame accentuates and emphasizes the unique sculpture symbolizing the spirit and storied tradition of the ROTC.

 

AAS Project : ROTC Classroom at University of Central Florida | Architectural Stone Created Design of 3-Dimensional Frame for the Unique Sculpture

AAS Project : ROTC Classroom at University of Central Florida | Architectural Stone Created Design of 3-Dimensional Frame for the Unique Sculpture


Color and texture consistency of architectural stone was achieved through a computer driven batch design.

The  CNC technology was utilized to design custom molds for the GFRC, cast stone wall panel pieces. Every one of the manufactured stone wall panels matched extremely stringent tolerance requirements. With all stone panels seamlessly fitting together, the entrance facade achieved desired look of a monolithic piece of stone.

 

University of Central Florida ROTC Classroom II Building | Architectural Stone Design Created Monolithic Look | Stone Veneer

University of Central Florida ROTC Classroom II Building | Architectural Stone Design Created Monolithic Look for the building facade | Stone Veneer


Exterior Veneer using Manufactured Stone Panels

 

The front entry and exterior of the building has architectural stone veneer that played a key role in harmonizing the new building with the rest of the school campus.

The facade veneer combined three different types of stone veneer panels – thin lightweight GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) panels at the higher elevation, vibrant-tamp architectural dry cast stone for the framing and cladding design elements, as well as wet-precast architectural concrete where stronger structural support was required.

 

AAS Formerly ACS | Architectural Stone Veneer, Cladding Harmonized new ROTC Building with campus of University of Central Florida (UCF)

AAS Formerly ACS | Architectural Stone Veneer, Cladding Harmonized new ROTC Building with campus of University of Central Florida (UCF)


Project Name: University of Central Florida Classroom Building II ROTC

Architect: Schenkel Shultz, Architecture/Interior Design

General Contractor: Clancy & Theys Construction

Products Used: GFRCArchitectural Cast Stone, as well as Architectural Precast Concrete

 


VENEER, FACADE DESIGN USING FABRICATED STONE PANELS: MORE PROJECT EXAMPLES, LEARN MORE >>

 

ARCHITECTURAL STONE CLADDING: SEE MORE PROJECT EXAMPLES, LEARN MORE >>


 

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 wall panels and architectural wet-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

 

ARCHITECTURAL GFRC FOR BUILDING VENEERS: INSTALLATION VIDEO


The Architectural GFRC panels are only 3/4 of an inch thick making them easy to ship, handle and integrate.

This opens up new design options for building veneer applications.

 

Project Story: GFRC veneer at Gilbert Snooze Restaurant

 

Gilbert Snooze is located in the city of Gilbert in Phoenix, AZ area. The designers and planning team have created feel of an old country style industrial township in this area.

AAS team used Mesa Precast plant for supporting design of veneer for Gilbert Snooze. The team created color samples and worked with owner in matching the veneer with the wood and steel elevation of the restaurant. See videos of thin GFRC wall panels being placed in position and installed for this veneer.

 

See in this video, the panels being placed at higher elevation. Light weight of GFRC makes it easy to handle…
GFRC panels are installed in place by mason very easily. See a panel being installed in this video…

 

 

AAS Plant: Mesa Precast in Tempe, AZ | Architectural GFRC Panels Veneer Adding Accent to Wood and Steel Elevation - Gilbert Snooze Restaurant, AZ

AAS Plant: Mesa Precast in Tempe, AZ | Architectural GFRC Panels | Veneer using Thin Wall Panels Add Accent to Wood and Steel Elevation – Gilbert Snooze Restaurant, AZ

 

AAS Mesa Precast Plant | Custom Architectural GFRC Panels for Building Veneer - Gilbert Snooze Restaurant, Gilbert, Phoenix, AZ

AAS Mesa Precast Plant | Custom Architectural GFRC Panels for Building Veneer – Gilbert Snooze Restaurant, Gilbert, Phoenix, AZ

 

GFRC Veneers at Gilbert Christian High School

Gilbert Christian High School has a brick veneer enveloping the building.

The wainscots, window trims and entry way trim installed very easily.

 

AAS Architectural GFRC Integrates Well with Brick Veneer | It Requires Less Depth Compared to Other Materials such Cast Stone or Precast Concrete

AAS Architectural GFRC Integrates Well with Brick Veneer | It Requires Less Depth Compared to Other Materials such Cast Stone or Precast Concrete

AAS Architectural GFRC Wainscots and Entry Way Trim at Higher Elevation

AAS Architectural GFRC Wainscots and Entry Way Trim at Higher Elevation

 

AAS Formerly ACS Project: Gilbert Christian High School | Light Weight Architectural GFRC with Customized Colors, Finish, Simpler Higher Elevation Construction, Installation | See Case Study ...

AAS Formerly ACS Project: Gilbert Christian High School | Thin GFRC Panels Attached to the Structure Gives it Feeling of a Uiiform Structural Element | Light Weight Architectural GFRC with Customized Colors, Finish, Simpler Higher Elevation Construction, Installation | See Case Study …

 

 

VIDEO: INSTALLATION ASSISTANCE: STAGING, SEQUENCING, DELIVERY


How do you mitigate risk in a construction project?

How do you keep wastage to a minimum in the construction process?

How do you minimize delays?

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS formerly ACS) has thoroughly developed support system to come up with effective answers to these questions.

  1. The AAS customer support team spends time right from the the beginning of the project proactively guiding customers with project planning.
  2. Architectural stone panels  are manufactured to size using integrated design technology and precise, custom mold making.
  3. The project team works out sequences to fit the products. The products are made and released according to the sequence. The AAS support team explains the installation sequence to customers with a lot of details. This simplifies it for the installers and masons.

Listen to more on it in this video…

 

Project Stories: Smooth Installation with Well Thought Out Sequencing, Delivery

 

Here are three example projects that AAS team has delivered with smooth execution.

 

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectura [...]

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian, AZ | Architectural Precast, Architecural GFRC | | Light Weight, Superior Aesthetics, Design Flexibility

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian, AZ | Architectural GFRC | Light Weight, Superior Aes [...]

PROJECT: Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone | Architect: PBK Architects | Mason Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Inc

AAS PROJECT Snapshot: Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone, Architectural GFRC [...]

SMU Simmons Hall Construction | Precise engineering, Custom Manufacturing of Architectural Cast Stone for the Portico Columns

SMU Simmons Hall Construction | Precise engineering, Custom Manufacturing of Arc [...]