Higher Education Complex – Architectural Stone Veneer, Cladding
This project consists of a mix construction of masonry, steel and glass. Architectural cast tone and architectural precast concrete stone panels were used as the accent material for the exterior of the building. The grand foyer inside the building is clad using cast stone and glass fiber reinforced concrete panels.
The building is designed to give a feel of contemporary and newly developed construction.
Architectural Stone Veneer inside Grand Foyer
The veneer in the Grand Foyer required a color that is whiter than the standard white color of AAS. The batch design was formulated using titanium dioxide pigment. Titanium has a high refractive index which provided the white required for this project. This color solution also helped in the creation of a monolithic wall of cast stone created for the interior entrance to the building.
The interior veneer of the foyer at higher elevation used Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC).
The owner wanted a product that was smooth and consistent in color. Each manufactured stone panel required separate quality control review.
Exterior Cladding using Stone Panels
Cast stone panels provided transition and softened the steel and glass components of the building. Cast stone is used as both accent and transition material that reinforced the contemporary design.
Cast stone was used to provide partitions to the windows, the material used to define the entry, and as transitional material between the primarily brick areas and steel and glass areas.
The feel of the building design goes well with the new fast growing community.
Project: Higher Education Complex
Architect: PBK Architects
Masonry Contractor: Tim Hughes, Dee Brown
Products Used: Architectural Cast Stone with Custom Batch Mix for Unique Design Color Requirement, GFRC