No matter what design an architect may conceive, precast concrete can be used to translate that design into reality. Incorporating a variety of colors, textures, and finishes makes each architectural precast concrete project a custom fit. 

Precast concrete building systems can be adapted to a wide variety of project designs, types, and needs. Precast concrete can not only provide the aesthetic versatility needed to create iconic to traditional finishes and shapes for enclosures; but also provide the continuous insulation, continuous air barrier, and vapor barrier all in the same system. In some cases, precast concrete enclosure systems can also be used as part of the structural system, thereby reducing redundancy and increasing usable floor space.

Precast concrete design results in a building that showcases the material with open spaces and an absence of superfluous materials. Precast concrete structures are designed for resilience, durability, and robustness. The material and construction method are durable in the face of natural and man-made events, and is designed to last the test of time. 

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Featured Projects

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Miami Beach, FL

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Chicago, IL

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Tucson, AZ

University of Minnesota Pioneer Hall

Minneapolis, MN

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