Municipal Masonry Projects
Masonry is one of the most common materials used for the envelope of municipal buildings.
Wyandotte County Juvenile Justice Center | Kansas City, KS
As the first phase in a long-range master plan of the County’s justice facilities, a three-story, 47,000 SF facility in Kansas City, KS, was built using a variety of shapes, sizes and colors of masonry units from York Building Products.
The secure juvenile detention areas are organized around a central courtyard to allow access to the outdoors, and to stream daylight into the living and classroom areas.
This project features the masonry laid in an ashlar pattern, where different widths, heights and colors are interspersed in a complicated matrix design. Laying block in this fashion requires extensive planning, with which York Building Products assisted, as well as patience and attention to detail from the masons.
St. Clair Hospital | Pittsburgh, PA
This project is comprised of over 43,000 SF of our Gemstone® masonry units including four different colors - Parchment, Arctic White, Putty, and custom - and three different sizes - 12x24, 8x16 and 4x16. What makes this project especially noteworthy is the difficult layering of shapes and colors to provide a contemporary look.