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.


SMU Commons - stone panels exterior panel provided contemporary look

SMU Commons |Cast Stone, GFRC Panels Combined for Monolithic Stone Design Accent [...]

The Commerce Building | Architectural Stone Acorn Motif in the Entry Way that is Three Stories High | Custom Molds for Unique Shape

Architectural Stone for Retail, Office Space Buildings | Unique Design Elements [...]

Custom Shaped Large Cast Stone Pieces Fitting Together without Additional Work at the Construction Site

Custom Shaped Large Cast Stone Pieces | Customer Coordination, Custom Manufactur [...]

Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufacturing Capabilities

Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufa [...]

Reagan Place at Old Park Land | Architectural Cladding by Combining Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC Products

Feedback, Coordination with Architect, Building Owner Led to Architectural Cladd [...]

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Architect: AC Martin Partners Architects | Mason: R & R Masonry | Materials Used: Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, GFRC | The Building Blended with Campus Ambiance Creating a Cultural Hub for the USC Campus

The New Center Created the Cultural Hub in the School Campus | Architect: AC Mar [...]

AAS | GFRC Architectural Elements | Hampton Inn - Homewood | Mason: Decorative Masonry | SEE PROJECT DETAILS...

Architectural GFRC Trim, Window Surrounds | More Durable, Robust Solution Compar [...]

AAS | Cast Stone | LA Sports

BIM Modelling, System to verify Stringent Tolerance Requirements for Huge Archit [...]

TCU_Worth Hills | Customized Pink Colors | The Entire Exterior of the Building is Created using Cast Stone except for the Brick Work

Exterior Cladding, Coping, Entry Gate, Signage using Architectural Cast Stone, P [...]

Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels Blended with School Ambiance| Sandstrom Architecture | Contractor: Westland Construction | SEE CASE STUDY ...

Worked Closely with Architect to Refine Design Specs for Architectural GFRC Pane [...]

PROJECT: Gilbert Christian | Product: Architectural GFRC | Architect: L. Smith / H & S International LLC | Contractor: A. R. Mays

Architectural GFRC Cladding Integrated with Brick Veneer | Product: Architectura [...]

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

Architectural Stone Cladding, Veneer | Cast Stone, Wet-precast, Architectural GF [...]

AAS Custom Colors and Finish – Technology, Track Record for Matching Any HUE and FINISH: See CASE STUDY ...

Custom Colors and Finish| Technology, Experience, Methodology for Matching Any H [...]

Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone as Primary Wall and Accent Material for Grand Foyer

Architectural Stone Veneer | Cast Stone as Primary Wall and Accent Material for [...]

AAS Project: 714 Main Street | Unique Technology, Craftsmanship to Replicate design of Roman Heads | Product used Architectural Cast Stone

Unique Technology, Craftsmanship to Replicate design of Roman Heads | Architectu [...]

Advanced Architectural Stone |AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast ,GFRC | Cooks Children Hospital Project

Cast Stone, Architectural Precast ,GFRC | Architectural Stone Cladding Matched N [...]

PROJECT: Grapewine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | Contractor: Thomas S Byrne

See Project Stories, Technology Video on Custom Molds | AAS Team Coordinates wit [...]

AAS Architectural GFRC | See Manufacturing Process in VIDEO Tour | GFRC Cornice Piece - Ready to Install

See GFRC Manufacturing Process in a Series of Video Clips [...]


CASE STUDIES GALLERY:

 

St Francis Xavier Catholic Church - manufactured precast limestone for cladding, high-end design aesthetic 2017 APA Award for Design Craftsmanship - Banding, Details Fish Pattern, Keystone, Cornice Design using Cast Stone, GFRC Dry Vibrant-tamp Cast Stone, Wet-pour Architectural Precast for Cladding, Veneer Design for Houston Market Square Residential Tower GFRC Installation Connections - Simpler Installation, Limitless Architectural Stone Design Options SMU Turpin Stadium - Custom Stone Manufacturing for Wall Coping, Signage, Cladding, Cornices and Banding Design Anita and Truman Arnolds Dining Commons, SMU | Unparalleled Design Freedom with Manufactured Stone | Cast Stone, GFRC Cladding, Veneer Design | TECHNOLOGY: CUSTOM MOLD MAKING >> 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... USC Fertitta Hall | Custom Design, Manufacturing of Architectural Stone | Built-in Pre-engineered Connections | Learn More about the Design Process: Video >> AAS 2016 APA, CSI Awards for AAS Project Old Parkland | Cast Stone, GFRC | Custom Molds, Architectural Stone Cladding 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 ... 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 >> 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 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 AAS Architectural GFRC Case Study | Project: Gilbert Christian High School

 


 

AAS Case Study: Reagan Place, Old Park Land, TX

 

The exterior cladding of the building is created combining three different product materials in this project – architectural cast stone, precast concrete and architectural GFRC.

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.

 

Reagan Place at Old Park Land | Architectural Cladding by Combining Cast Stone, Precast Concrete, GFRC Products

AAS PROJECT: Reagan Place, Old Parkland | Products: Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, Architectural GFRC | Architect: Good Fulton and Farrel Architects | Metro Masonry | CLICK on the Image to See CASE STUDY …

 


AAS Case Study: University of Southern California (USC) – Roland Tutor Center

 

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.

 

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

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Stair Treads built using Architectural Precast | GFRC at Higher Elevations | Cast Stone for Exterior Design Elements | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry | SEE CASE STUDY …

 


Hampton Inn – GFRC Advantage

 

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.

 

Hampton Inn - Homewood Suites - Architectural GFRC Advantage

Hampton Inn – Homewood Suites | Architectural GFRC Trim, Window Surrounds, Entry Way | GFRC added High Design Accent for Quality User Experience | SEE CASE STUDY …

 


AAS Case Study: Lousiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame

 

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.

Louisiana Sports Museum and Sports Hall of Fame | Manufactured Architectural Stone Panels in Complex Curves and Precise Tolerance | Architect: Trahan Architects

Louisiana Sports Museum and Sports Hall of Fame | Manufactured Architectural Stone Panels in Complex Curves and Precise Tolerance | Architect: Trahan Architects

 


Dry Creek Elementary School – GFRC Panels with Precise Color Matching, Structural Support

 

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.

 

Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels | Sandstrom Architecture | Contractor: Westland Construction

Dry Creek Elementary School | GFRC Panels | Sandstrom |Architecture | Westland Construction | See CASE STUDY

 


Texas Christian University (TCU) Worth Hills

 

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.

AAS Case Study: TCU (Texas Christian University) Worth Hills, Entry Gate | Architect: Lindsay Reeds/KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry

AAS Case Study: TCU (Texas Christian University) Worth Hills, Entry Gate | Architect: Lindsay Reeds/KSQ Architects | Wilks Masonry


Case Study of AAS Projects:  Customized Colors and Finish for Design Vision

 

See a number of project stories where AAS created custom colors using architectural cast stone, architectural precast concrete, or architectural GFRC…

AAS Custom Colors and Finish – Technology, Track Record for Matching Any HUE and FINISH: See CASE STUDY ...

AAS Custom Colors and Finish – Technology, Track Record for Matching Any HUE and FINISH: See CASE STUDY …


Gilbert Christian High School: Architectural GFRC Project

 

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.

 

AAS (Formerly ACS) | Gilbert Christian Highschool | Product: Architectural GFRC (Light Weight Concrete) | Architect: L. Smith - H & S International LLC. | Contractor: A. R. Mays

AAS (Formerly ACS) | Gilbert Christian Highschool | Product: Architectural GFRC (Light Weight Concrete) | Architect: L. Smith – H & S International LLC. | Contractor: A. R. Mays