The new Ft. Worth Arena design has used exterior stone cladding all around the building. The AAS team custom fabricated cast stone for this application.
The AAS team confirmed design feasibility working closely with the architect and contractor using CAD drawings. AAS leveraged manufacturing flexibility to mold both sides of the stone pieces using the dry vibrant-tamp casting process for the stone panels. Custom molds were developed using the CNC technology. With each custom designed stone panel matching stringent tolerance requirement, the bandings, cornices, wall coping, pilasters, balusters and large size architectural trim match the complex angles and wide range of shapes precisely.
The cast stone matched color with wet-pour precast concrete used on stair trades and also large size GFRC panels.
With detailed planning and close coordination with customer, the manufacturing schedule matched with the construction milestones for smooth execution of this massive cladding application for the arena.
AAS worked closely with the installers for onsite troubleshooting.
The AAS team worked closely with the architect and contractor to realize elevation design for the Sundance Palace Theater in Fort Worth, TX.
Preserving the original theme of the theater building while carrying out this renovation project was the key to success. The stone pieces for this are custom manufactured using cast stone and GFRC.
The stone panels for the fish design pattern on the jamb and arch used not only the AAS technology, but also the design craftsmanship and experience of the AAS team.
AAS developed the large protruding decorative keystone in architectural GFRC product material. The original design piece was hand carved. AAS artist developed the matching replica of the keystone using clay. Once it was approved by the architects, the team used that to develop rubber mold for the piece. This mold was used in turn to fabricate the keystone with intricate design details in GFRC.
The precise matching of stone pieces for the massive cornice and dentil design at the top of the theater elevation achieved monolithic stone look.
Cornice work and banding, particularly decorative and protruded banding, are a particular specialty for Architectural Products. The ability of Advanced Architectural Stone (AAS) to produce massively projecting elements with light weight shapes allows architects not only to achieve unattainable results in other materials, but also to achieve the form at a practical and economical cost.
SMU Commons is newly developed residential hall. The designers wanted the new buildings to blend will the overall campus, and yet give it a contemporary feeling for the buildings that are equipped with cutting edge technology. The AAS team worked closely with the customer to custom design and fabricate the stone panels used in the buildings for unifying design accent.
The building designs combined architectural stone cladding, as well monolithic stone veneer for the intended aesthetic vision.
All the halls in SMU Commons have wall copings, architectural trim, stone panel entry way designs, wainscots that unified the design accent. With computerized batch plant to precisely control the admixture for the manufactured stone panels, the custom color and structural properties of the stone panels were consistently uniform.
The buildings have integrated cornice and banding designs with look of monolithic stone.
The stone veneer design in the project has effect of monolithic stone customized to maximize the views. It is designed to integrate with the glass. Close working relationship with the contractor and designer for the project was a key to confirm design feasibility. The AAS team developed custom molds to fabricate every stone piece to precise shape with stringent tolerance requirements. The stone panels color precisely with cladding panels used throughout the SMU Commons buildings.
The exterior elevation design has seamlessly integrated pilasters using precisely developed custom molds that matched stringent tolerance requirements.
The ability of the AAS team to work closely assisting with the design feasibility early in the project mitigated risk in the project execution.