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Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice

Local Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. installed the exterior decorative concrete walkway and front entry for the newly constructed Tulsa County Family Center for Juvenile Justice. The 150,000-square-foot Family Center has three main components. The Juvenile Court, Juvenile Bureau and the multiple agencies that support them are in a two-story building on the west side of the property. The detention facility, with its gym, classrooms and other components, are on the east side. In between sits a courtyard and recreation area that includes a basketball hoop and sports courts.

The new facility reclaims a dilapidated industrial area of downtown Tulsa. With a large footprint and multiple areas needing a comprehensive design, Selser Schaefer Architects were asked to take on the project. The Juvenile Bureau of the District Court promotes innovative social and rehabilitative services with dignity and respect for children and their families. With this mission in mind, Selser Schaefer Architects created a design that enhances the complex interaction and creates an environment of transparency and hope while incorporating creative applications of economical materials that fit within the existing warehouse context and bridging the gap to the adjacent Tulsa Arts District.

Working with Selser Schaefer Architects, Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. prepared several samples of finishes and colors that would work with the overall design and budget of the exterior hardscape. Selser Schaefer Architects ultimately decided on the Bomanite Sandscape Texture Exposed Aggregate System with several colors of gray Bomanite Con-Color in alternating squares of Shale Gray, Cobblestone Gray and Nickel Gray for the exterior walkways and entrance to the Family Center. To enhance the design, words of metal letters (Intervention, empowerment, diversion, prevention, family, community) were embedded into the decorative concrete to bring in an industrial modern artsy element and as a reminder of the mission of the Family Center.

Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is a highly durable and cost effective architectural concrete finishing option that utilizes specialized concrete mix designs containing select sands and aggregates. Installed by Bomanite Licensed concrete craftsmen throughout the US and Canada, Bomanite Sandscape Texture is the product of choice for projects requiring a decorative and durable finish alternative to traditional concrete paving. Natural, regionally selected and qualified sands such as granite, quartz or limestone are the common aggregates of choice for installations. The natural non-skid properties and abrasion resistant aggregates make Bomanite Sandscape Texture the perfect choice for all exterior concrete applications including walkways, entrances, municipal or public works projects, hospitals, educational facilities, museums, pool decks, plazas and more.

Bomanite of Tulsa, Inc. earned the 2019 Honorable Mention Bomanite Exposed Aggregate Over 6,000 Sq. Ft Award for their craftsmanship and installation of the artistic Bomanite Decorative Concrete walkways and front entrance that met the Architect’s design intent, creating an inviting and reflective exterior space for the Family Center for Juvenile Justice.

Natural Resource Research Campus Building E (NRRC)

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Bomanite Licensee, Colorado Hardscapes of Denver, CO, incorporated the Patène Artectura system into their award winning Natural Resource Research Campus Building E (NRRC) project completed in February 2005 in Fort Collins, CO. Together with project designer, Mimi Hillen, Colorado Hardscapes created the beautiful mountain waterfall themed design to a 1992 sq. ft. entryway space of this US Forest Service office building. Using their signature quality craftsmanship and expertise, Colorado Hardscapes fulfilled the designer’s vision by utilizing innovative products and techniques while crafting the beautiful nature scene.

Along with installing a natural and simulated rock water feature, Colorado Hardscapes fashioned the shallow meandering stream look by using exposed aggregate to create depth and contrasting stream beds to the Aqua Blue Bomanite Con-Color curvatures of the flowing waterscape design. To create the prairie themed area of the project, Bomanite Olive, Auburn, Pine and Rust Red Chemical Stains were beautifully blended together giving the hardscape a warm and lustrous finish, adding to the overall aesthetic appeal of the entryway. With a unique touch to bring the project theme full circle, Colorado Hardscapes sandblasted animal tracks of 21 different animals throughout the area to capture the essence and complement the nature scheme of the inspired foyer.

Winning the 2005 Bomanite Gold Award for Best Patène Artectura Project, Colorado Hardscapes continues to illustrate their dedication to produce superior architectural concrete work by utilizing their impressive skill and artistry in combination with the Bomanite Systems in pursuit of creative concrete solutions.

Westview High School

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Westview High School was a new school construction in San Diego. NTD architects had a vision to form out various areas in the project; a large main courtyard, piano keys, a paint palette, basketballs, and theatre masks that would lead directly into the designated buildings. Traditionally, this would require separate pours of integral color concrete. Just constructing the paint palette would have required eleven colors and eleven pours of integral color concrete. The owners and architects found themselves on a road that the budget would not allow them to pursue.

Bomanite Con-Color was the solution. The surface was given a sand finish. Designated areas were saw-cut then the Con-color was applied to different sectors. With the use of 16 Con-Color shades, Bomanite Licensee, T.B. Penick brought the architect’s design to life. The results are magnificent. The main courtyard features a circular feather pattern colored in Franciscan Red and Jet Black. Yellow Haze was used to form basketballs heading toward the gym as well as the paint palette. The paint palette itself is an architectural masterpiece featuring 14 colors altogether. Assorted hues were used to paint stools that from overhead would just look like dabs of paint on a palette. The piano keys followed suit as the raised keys were colored black, and the contrasting ground colored white. As you can see, the design options that Con-Color provides are limitless. Bomanite Con-Color allowed both the contractor and architects to achieve their goals. The contractor maintained the budget, the architect, the design

Private Residence Bass Lake

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The homeowner wanted to truly bring the outdoors in and create the look and feel of a beach and lake in his mountain retreat. Bomanite Licensee, Heritage Bomanite worked with the homeowner to develop the design and bring out the bright colors of water and sand. Bomanite Micro-Top in White was chosen as the base surface and then stained with Bomanite Con-Color. Several colors were used to get the vibrant blues and greens that represent the water element. To create the letters and compass, stencils were used, color applied, edges and joints were hand cut and grouted and sealed.

First United Methodist Church

Bomanite Licensee, Bomanite of Tulsa created a stunning exterior star graphic that was incorporated into the walkways at the First United Methodist Church located in Tulsa, OK. Sandscape Texture by Bomaanite in a neutral color was installed with the use of Bomanite Con-Color to accentuate the graphic providing an appealing and affordable design.

Bomanite Sandscape® Texture is designed for outdoor applications where an alternate to a conventional concrete finish is required. Bomanite Sandscape® Texture resembles sand blasted concrete and can incorporate specialized colored sands and/or aggregates exceeding 3/8” diameter. The finish is an economical alternate to other decorative concrete finishes while producing a monolithic concrete slab at low life-cycle cost due to the pre-aged nature of the surface. Used in combination with a variety of color and staining options, Bomanite Sandscape® Texture creates consistent texture and durable hardscapes ideal for plazas, walkways, shopping centers, schools and more.