APA Award: Old Parkland West Campus – Architectural Stone Created Unifying Design Accent
The Parkland campus complements the original and historic landmark structures on this master-planned business campus. This project is situated on 9.5 acres and has 8 primary office buildings. There is more than 200,000 square feet of office space in the complex.
Custom manufactured architectural stone helped architect create unifying design element of the Jeffersonian inspired architecture.
All manufactured stone was designed with the idea of an integrated design theme across all buildings in the business park. Product consistency in structural as well as color, finish played a pivotal role in achieving this objective. The project won 2016 APA (Architectural Precast Association) Award for Excellence in Design and Manufacturing.
The cast stone design accent at the higher elevation is realized using Architectural GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete), since much lighter in weight and yet very durable. GFRC also has very competitive strength to weight ratio when compared to other stone products. The AAS team used technology, manufacturing capabilities to create seamlessly uniform look and feel while combining different manufactured stone products.
Custom Design, Engineering, Manufacturing, as well as Support for Construction Planning
Almost every piece of architectural stone had unique design details, from profiles, to chamfer, bevels, and special ornamentation.
- There were 22,000 pieces of architectural stone used on the project ranging in size from 50 lbs. to 3,500 lbs.
- The design mix and color was specifically formulated for this project with the product approximating the look of natural limestone. Color and texture were computer controlled within the mix design. Quality control of batch design on a production-day basis was a part of the manufacturing process.
- There were many pieces of precast and cast stone that weighed up to 3,000 lbs. and more. While size does complicate the production process, the exaggerated detail everywhere on the project is what made this project a stand-out.
- On the installation side of the project, Advanced had to help design and engineer numerous jigs so that the specialty pieces could be set.
- This project was mold intensive in that there was a large number of molds. The mold details were important to the overall success of the finished product. For instance, all the mold work on the entrance to the buildings required both CNC design and artisan finishes.
- Value engineering – combined different products with seamless color and texture matching.
Project: Old Parkland West Campus, Dallas, TX
Architect: Beck Architecture, LLC
General Contractor: Beck Group
Masonry Contractor: DMG Masonry
AAS Products Used: Architectural Precast, Cast Stone, GFRC (Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete)
AWARD: 2016 Architectural Precast Association (APA) Award for Design and Manufacturing Excellence
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