TCU Relief Panels – Creative Art Work using Architectural Cast Stone
The project consisted of 6 cast stone panels that were installed in the entry to the remodeled and enlarged football stadium at Texas Christian University (TCU). The project’s purpose was to honor and recognize the original founders of the University dating back to 1873.
The panels show artistic work designed and implemented using architectural cast stone. The panels were developed to tell a story about each of the families responsible for the original funding of the university.
Project: TCU Relief Panels
Location: Texas Christian University (TCU) Football Stadium, Ft. Worth, TX
Design Team: HKS Architects, Dan Phillips, David Kozak, Michael Hessert & Brook Studio
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
All murals were first rendered and approved by a recognized artist and then the original artwork was transferred to a rubber mold for casting. The uniqueness of the project was the absolute attention to the refinement of every detail within the mold since the panels are seen within a few feet of the viewer.
A text was sandblasted at the bottom of each panel.
Artistic approvals during and upon completion of each panel was a different experience. The challenge was met by frequent “in shop” meetings with the art group so that all aspects of the production could be discussed and confirmed.
The pleasure in the project is seeing precast used in a completely artistic venue.