Case Western Reserve University's Village at 115 netted two awards for American Artstone, an architectural precast and cast stone manufacturer. American Artstone won the 2006 Cast Stone Institute Excellence in Commercial Design and the 2006 Cast Stone Institute Excellence in Manufacturing honors at Cast Stone's recent convention.
American Artstone played an integral role in creating the architectural vision of the Village at 115, the university's first phase of an ambitious plan to replace all of the residential housing on campus. Part of the North Residential Village, it is an apartment-style residence facility that approximately 740 students call home. It was completed in Fall 2005.
The Excellence in Commercial Design award will be shared with Goody Clancy Architects, the architectural firm that designed the residence hall, while the Excellence in Manufacturing award, chosen by a panel of producer members, honors the work of the company's artisan employees.
The Cast Stone Institute is an organization of cast stone manufacturers, associates, professional architects, engineers, and concrete technologists that was formed to improve the quality of cast stone, and disseminate information regarding its use.
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