Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS – Formerly ACS): Case Studies
AAS team has mindset and bandwidth to understand needs of architects, contractors as well as owners. AAS has technology, manufacturing capabilities to customize architectural stone products for projects.
AAS team is able to select and combine four different product materials – architectural cast stone, architectural precast concrete, Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), and GFRG (Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum).
AAS works very closely with masonry contractors helping with sequencing and delivery products, as well as construction site planning.
CASE STUDIES GALLERY:
AAS used automated batch plant and computerized color lab to match colors over different products. Large decorative stone pieces were manufactured using custom molds designed specifically for the project.
The the new building became cultural hub of the USC school campus. AAS team created custom products with very specific color and finish that would fit in with the rest of the USC campus that is 50-60 years old. The cladding on the exterior front of the building, veneer on side of the stone wall, unique fountain design, architectural design elements around arches, windows, columns …etc all contributed to the design theme consistent throughout the project.
Manufactured stone brings advantage of customizing color, finish while combining product materials. See more in the USC case study.
Architectural GFRC is much more durable compared to stucco or EIFS. Also, with the AAS technology to customize color and finish, it is able to match the design.
GFRC trim around windows, entry way added a high-end ambiance, user experience which is so effective for the hotel.
Trahan Architects had vision to emulate cane river channels inside the museum.
The interior of the museum is clad in large size architectural cast stone pieces – each with unique, complex curved shapes. The tolerance requirements for each architectural stone piece was extremely stringent.
AAS team used BIM modeling to coordinate closely with Trahan. Learn more about the project in this case study.
AAS manufactured GFRC panels for this project using its Mesa Precast plant.
The project team worked closely with architect and engineer to refine the specifications and build in required installation support for these panels used in higher elevation of the Dry Creek Elementary school entry way.
This a new campus at TCU.
The batch plant helped maintain consistency of the products through out the project. The trim, coping, signage on the entry way of the campus; large architectural stone pieces used to clad the breeze way, architectural trim around windows …etc all matched color and finish.
Architectural stone cladding created very well designed combination with the brick exterior for the TCU Worth Hills Campus.
See a number of project stories where AAS created custom colors using architectural cast stone, architectural precast concrete, or architectural GFRC…
Architectural GFRC added high design and yet light weight, durable architectural elements to the Gilbert Christian High School located in the city of Gilbert in Phoenix area.
Unique design elements in the entry way, Corinthian columns, balusters, window surround trim, quoins …etc all cladding elements installed easily with brick veneer used for exterior cladding of the school building.