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: Custom Color Cast Stone Panels for Cladding Design

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 panels in this project.  Several batch designs were reviewed in order to produce a color that did not vary.

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.

Tarrant County Jail Consistent Exterior Appeal using AAS Batch System Technology

Tarrant County Jail | Consistent Exterior Appeal using AAS Batch System Technology

 

The project challenges arose in producing the banding in a varying pattern that did not repeat exactly around the building.  Many of the sections of the building were interrupted by pilaster of different sizes and positions around the building. The star of the state and other insignias were added to sections of the banding, but not to other sections. The production challenges were minimized by organizing production tickets in the exact sequence of the building and the installation on the building, rather than grouping similar parts together for production efficiencies.

Custom mold making technology made it possible to create stone panels with stringent tolerance requirements. The design was able to achieve design aesthetic of monolithic stone with the custom manufactured panels.

Computerized batch plant helped with consistency of cast stone panel properties throughout this project.

 

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