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 |Cast Stone, GFRC Panels Combined for Monolithic Stone Design Accent
Architectural Stone for Retail, Office Space Buildings | Unique Design Elements for each Building
Custom Shaped Large Cast Stone Pieces | Customer Coordination, Custom Manufacturing, Construction Support
Fluted GFRC Columns, Cornices using Precise Custom Molds and Cutting Edge Manufacturing Capabilities
Feedback, Coordination with Architect, Building Owner Led to Architectural Cladding that Combined Cast Stone, Precast Concrete and GFRC
The New Center Created the Cultural Hub in the School Campus | Architect: AC Martin Partners Architects | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast, GFRC
Architectural GFRC Trim, Window Surrounds | More Durable, Robust Solution Compared to Stucco or EIFS
BIM Modelling, System to verify Stringent Tolerance Requirements for Huge Architectural Cast Stone Pieces | Complex Curved Interior Veneer of Decorative Stone Emulating Vision of Cane River Channels
Exterior Cladding, Coping, Entry Gate, Signage using Architectural Cast Stone, Precast Concrete | Stone Panels Matched with Brick Work
Worked Closely with Architect to Refine Design Specs for Architectural GFRC Panels | Pre-engineered Installation Support | School Signage Designed in the Panels
Architectural GFRC Cladding Integrated with Brick Veneer | Product: Architectural GFRC | Contractor: A. R. Mays
Architectural Stone Cladding, Veneer | Cast Stone, Wet-precast, Architectural GFRC | Large Column Porches and Entries, Design of Eaves, Window Surround Trim
Custom Colors and Finish| Technology, Experience, Methodology for Matching Any HUE and FINISH
Architectural Stone Veneer | Cast Stone as Primary Wall and Accent Material for Grand Foyer | Exterior Cladding Balanced Contemporary Design
Unique Technology, Craftsmanship to Replicate design of Roman Heads | Architectural Stone Cladding Matched with Existing Terracotta Stone
Cast Stone, Architectural Precast ,GFRC | Architectural Stone Cladding Matched Natural Lime Stone Colors
See Project Stories, Technology Video on Custom Molds | AAS Team Coordinates with Architects, Owners, Contractors to Customize Products for Every Project
See GFRC Manufacturing Process in a Series of Video Clips
CASE STUDIES GALLERY:
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.
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 …
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 | 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 …
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 Trim, Window Surrounds, Entry Way | GFRC added High Design Accent for Quality User Experience | SEE CASE STUDY …
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
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 | Westland Construction | See CASE STUDY
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
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 …
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