Case Study: Project Examples with Custom Colors

Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) has required experience and technology to customize colors.


Click on any of the project links below to expand details and see more about projects where AAS team helped realize design vision using custom colors and finishes.

Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone as Primary Wall and Accent Material for Grand Foyer Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone as Primary Wall and Accent Material for Grand Foyer
AAS Case Study | Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone used as Transition Material on Building Exterior Cast Stone used as Transition Material on Building Exterior
AAS Case Study | Higher Education Complex | Cast Stone Provided Partitions to Windows, Created Main Door Entry Cast Stone Provided Partitions to Windows, Created Main Door Entry
Higher Education Complex | PBK Architects | Masonry Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown Higher Education Complex | PBK Architects | Masonry Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown

This project consists of a mix construction of masonry, steel and glass. Precast was used as the accent material for the exterior of the building and was the primary wall and accent material for the grand foyer which carried-out the contemporary and light feel for the building. The interior foyer was required to have less texture and a very white appearance. Separate formulas were used to achieve the required visual effect. See more on this…

PROJECT: 714 Main St | AAS Technology for Custom Mold Making | Batch System for Consistent Color, Finishes PROJECT: 714 Main St | AAS Technology for Custom Mold Making | Batch System for Consistent Color, Finishes
714 Main St | Cast Stone for Building Exterior | Quality Experience, Desired Colors and Finish | Cost Effective Solution 714 Main St | Cast Stone for Building Exterior | Quality Experience, Desired Colors and Finish | Cost Effective Solution
714 Main St - Seamless Exterior Effects of Cast Stone Color Matching - Precision Mold Making Seamless Exterior Effects of Cast Stone Color Matching | Precision Mold Making
714 Main ST Cast Stone Matched Colors of Dark Terracotta Stone 714 Main St | Cast Stone Matched Colors of Dark Terracotta Stone

714 Main Street/XTO Building is located in an established downtown area of Ft. Worth with other historical buildings. This project was a restoration of historic office tower. The original exterior of the building was designed using terracotta stone and other materials. AAS team matched colors of terracotta and helped architect revise the exterior of the building lower floors such that the entire building exterior looks seamless in color and finish. The design and casting of roman soldier heads use unique mold making ability of the Advanced Architecture Stone. See more on this project…

Cooks Children's Hospital | Cast Stone Uniformity and Consistency Helped Create Effect of a Monolithic Structure | Matched Native Limestone of Surrounding Buildings Cooks Children’s Hospital | Cast Stone Uniformity and Consistency Helped Create Effect of a Monolithic Structure | Matched Native Limestone of Surrounding Buildings
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This project was originally scoped “to match existing”; therefore the new addition was specified as native limestone. When bids for the exterior cost of the hospital were analyzed, the cost of limestone cladding was approximately $ 4 million in excess of budget. The project was placed on hold. Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) proposed formulating a batch design for its cast stone that coordinated with the existing limestone on the original structure. Cast stone reduced the budget for the building significantly. As the general contractor said, the precast substitution allowed the budget constraints to be met with a structure that is visually the same as the older existing structure. The detailing for the project required a monolithic look. The detailing required adherence to consistency. The uniqueness was in the execution of the manufacturing process. Read more about this project…

AAS Project: TCU_WorthHills | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | Special Mold Design for Large Radial Pieces in Breeze Way AAS Project: TCU_Worth Hills | Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | Special Mold Design for Large Radial Pieces in Breeze Way
TCU_Worth Hills_30 Custom Color Matching with Cast Stone Blended in the campus Custom Color Matching with Cast Stone Blended in with the Campus
Texas Christian University | Cast Stone Covered Walkways on a Compound Radius Required Precision in Mold Design Texas Christian University | Cast Stone Covered Walkways on a Compound Radius Required Precision in Mold Design
TCU_Worth Hills | Customized Pink Colors | The Entire Exterior of the Building is Created using Cast Stone except for the Brick Work TCU Worth Hills | Customized Pink Colors | The Entire Exterior of the Building is Created using Cast Stone except for the Brick Work

This is a new series of buildings on a university campus which will be used for housing, dining and meeting spaces. The entire exterior of the building is created using cast stone except for the brick work. The pink color shades in the cast stone are to match with rest of the campus buildings that have exterior with similar colors. The four story arched breezeway used special design elements. The radius panel pieces at the breezeway, because of size, required special mold design and casting techniques. Learn more about this project…

AAS Cast Stone Project - St Jude Catholic Church AAS Cast Stone Project | St Jude Catholic Church
AAS Formerly ACS | St Jude Catholic Church | Specialized Brown Color Effects in Cast Stone for Envisioned Contrast and Aesthetic Appeal St Jude Catholic Church | Specialized Brown Color Effects in Cast Stone for Envisioned Contrast and Aesthetic Appeal
Advanced Architectural Stone | AAS - Formerly Advanced Cast Stone - ACS - Custom Molds and Pigments Admixure for Color and Finish on This Exterior Architectural Trim on a Window | AAS Cast Stone Solutions for Design, Consistency, Quality Custom Molds and Pigments Admixure for Color and Finish on This Exterior Architectural Trim on a Window | AAS Cast Stone Solutions for Design, Consistency, Quality
PROJECT: St Jude Catholic Church, Mansfield, TX | Cast Stone with Specialized Color Effects St Jude Catholic Church, Mansfield, TX | Cast Stone with Specialized Color Effects | Mason: Division 4 | O’Connor Architecture & Interior Designer

Advanced Architectural Stone developed a series of window and entry coverings of chocolate brown to provide the contrast desired by the church building committee. Color contrast was the primary focus of this project. The consistency of the dark brown color contributed greatly to the contrast desired between the exterior and interior of the church.
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Project: Tarrant County Jail, Lon Evans Correction Center | Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) Formerly Advanced Cast Stone | Architect: Gideon Toal | Dark Pigment with Consistent Colors Using Cast Stone Project: Tarrant County Jail, Lon Evans Correction Center | Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) Formerly Advanced Cast Stone | Architect: Gideon Toal | Dark Pigment with Consistent Colors Using Cast Stone
Tarrant County Jail Consistent Exterior Appeal using AAS Batch System Technology Tarrant County Jail Consistent Exterior Appeal using AAS Batch System Technology
Advanced Architectural Stone - AAS - Formerly ACS | Cast Stone Project | Tarrant County Jail Advanced Architectural Stone – AAS – Formerly ACS | Cast Stone Project | Tarrant County Jail
AAS Cast Stone | Precise Color Matching, & Color Customization Created Desired Visual Appeal and Design Intent of the Architect | Tarrant County Jail | Architect: Gideon Toal AAS Cast Stone | Precise Color Matching, & Color Customization Created Desired Visual Appeal and Design Intent of the Architect | Tarrant County Jail | Architect: Gideon Toal

The project was a separate building within a multi-block area developed by the county to house certain judicial and administrative functions. The building completes the redevelopment of the area and is architecturally compatible with the surroundings. Each building has its unique characteristics, but there is an overall campus approach to the area. See custom color in case stone for this project…

Color consistency was a challenge on this project. The project color was heavily pigmented and dark. AAS team worked with raw material suppliers to achieve very specific color required for cast stone in this project. Several batch designs were reviewed in order to produce a color that did not vary. Read more about this project…

AAS Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | ACU Wellness Center AAS Cast Stone, Architectural Precast | ACU Wellness Center
ACU Wellness Center ACU Wellness Center | Cast Stone Matched Colors of the Brick Exterior for Desired Design Appeal
ACU Wellness Center | Cast Stone Color Matched with Bricks Exterior | Window Surrounds, Moldings around Passage Ways Built using AAS Cast Stone ACU Wellness Center | Cast Stone Color Matched with Bricks Exterior | Window Surrounds, Moldings around Passage Ways Built using AAS Cast Stone
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Cast stone window surrounds, moldings around the passage ways in ACU Wellness Center matched color for desired look of the building exterior design. Larger monolithic elements were designed using architectural precast. See more pictures for this project…

AAS Project: Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | General Contractor: Thomas S Byrne AAS Project: Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | General Contractor: Thomas S Byrne
PROJECT: Grapewine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | Architect: ArchiTexas | Contractor: Thomas S Byrne Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau | Cast Stone | APA Award | ArchiTexas | Thomas S Byrne | J & E Masonry
AAS Cast Stone | Custom Mold Making | Grapevine Leaf Designed using Dry Cast System AAS Cast Stone | Custom Mold Making | Grapevine Leaf Designed using Dry Cast System
Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) | Cast Stone | Custom Mold Making | Grapevine Leaf Designed using Dry Cast System | Project: Grapevine Convention Center Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) | Cast Stone | Custom Mold Making | Grapevine Leaf Designed using Dry Cast System | Project: Grapevine Convention Center

The Grapevine Convention Center and Visitors Bureau is cultural heart of the city of Grapevine in Texas. Architect for the project ArchiTexas had very specific color contrast requirements for the Center. The building has grape lead cast stone pieces that AAS team designed. The custom molds were made using rubber – with different shapes and situations all around the building, a number of molds were required for the project. Read more about this project…

USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry
USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Cast Stone, Precast, GFRC | Combined Materials With Seamless Color Matching
USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | AC Martin Partners Architects | R & R Masonry | Custom Molds for Unique Shapes
USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Cantilevered Fountain, Stair Way using Architectural Precast USC Ronald Tutor Campus Center | Cantilevered Fountain, Stair Way using Architectural Precast

With Seamless integration of the Ronald Tutor Center in the University of Southern California (USC) campus, the project created a new social hub for the campus. AAS team combined cast stone, architectural precast and GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete) to meet structural, installation and design integration needs while matching colors that make all products look the same visually. See the USC Ronald Tutor Center case study…

St Peters Anglican Church | Products: Cast Stone, GFRC | Architect: Touchstone Architecture | General Contractor: Childers Construction St Peters Anglican Church | Products: Cast Stone, GFRC | Architect: Touchstone Architecture | General Contractor: Childers Construction
St Peters Angelical Church | Seamless Finish, Color Effects between Wet and Dry Cast - Cost Effective Design for Achieving Design VisionSt-Peters-Anglical-Church-Seamless-Finish-color-effects-between-wet-and-dry-cast-cost-effective-design-for-achieving-design-vision
Cast stone Adjusted around Dimensional Variability of European Stain Glass Windows, GFRC at Higher ElevationsSt-Peters-Anglical-Church-cast-stone-adjusted-around-dimensional-variability-of-European-stain-glass-GFRC-at-higher-elevations
St Peters Anglical Church | AAS Products Used:Cast Stone, GFRCSt Peters Anglican Church | Architectural Stone Cladding using Custom Color Stone

This cathedral style church is 36,000 square feet. The building is constructed of native stone, cast stone and GFRC. Cast stone is the primary design element of the project. The building also has three 100 foot high bell towers, 24 spires, 7 crosses and two 12 panel precast rose windows. The project required the production of 68 molds not including many block-downs and mold adjustments. There were 4858 pieces of architectural cast stone or GFRC used on the project. The mix designs were complicated since both dry and wet product was used; however, the visual appearance of both products was required to be the same. A special design mix for the wet cast product was developed for a seamless visual appearance match. Read more about this project…