From aluminum and woodgrain metal to phenolic composites, KSC uses a variety of surface offerings to give designers nearly unlimited creative license.

Surfaces

KSC uses a variety of creative surface offerings, from aluminum and wood grain metal to phenolic composites. With applications including walls, columns and interiors, our solutions can be tailored to the specific needs of all project types.

Surfaces - Aluminum Extrusion

Aluminum Extrusion

When the design of a large scale project limits the use of flat panels we often recommend the use of custom extruded aluminum systems. These systems can be unitized for faster installation. Durable finish options include high-grade Duranar paint and powder coatings as simulated wood finishes. KSC can install heavy aluminum systems with floating edge details to create dramatic building facades.

For a closer look into how KSC has utilized aluminum extrusion across various projects, check out our work on the University of Texas at Dallas.

Surfaces - Aluminum Composite

Aluminum Composite

Aluminum composite is a thin, lightweight panel produced by bonding two sheets of aluminum to a low-density core. The combination results in great rigidity and a high strength-to-weight ratio that has created a revolution in the commercial construction industry. Remarkably durable aluminum composite panels offer unsurpassed consistency and performance, and KSC can provide them in a wide range of colors and finishes.

For a closer look into how KSC has utilized aluminum composite across various projects, check out our work on 2010 East 6th Street, Hilltop Plaza, Verizon Hidden Ridge, The Vista at C.C. Young, Dallas Holocaust Museum, Twelve Cowboys Way, The Lakes at TechRidge, Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, 500 West 2nd, and the Farmer Brothers Headquarters.

Surfaces - Phenolic Composite

Phenolic Composite

High-density phenolic composite is a closed-cell, homogenous material composed of wood fibers bonded with thermosetting resins. Highly resistant to both impact and damaging graffiti, these panels are particularly well suited for walls that are adjacent to pedestrian traffic. KSC offers them in a wide range of colors and decorative finishes, including wood grain prints fused to the core in a process that prevents the absorption of water or delamination.

For a closer look into how KSC has utilized phenolic composite across various projects, check out our work on Denton ISD, Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center, and at the Farmer Brothers Headquarters.

Surfaces - Wood Grain Metal

Wood Grain Metal

The beauty and character of wood come together with the low-maintenance durability of aluminum in wood grain metal. Greatly surpassing the longevity of both wood and wood veneer, KSC makes this product available in two forms: an Aluminum Composite Material and an advanced powder coating that’s applied to aluminum. Both create a surface that is lightweight, non-combustible and long lasting.

For a closer look into how KSC has utilized wood grain metal across various projects, check out our work on Twelve Cowboys Way.

Surfaces - Zinc

Zinc

Corrosion-resistant zinc is both durable and maintenance-free, when installed correctly. Architectural zinc’s resilience and visual appeal make it practical for a wide variety of building types, including high-rise construction. Left untreated, it will develop a beautiful patina over time, and can also be pre-weathered or even tinted to create a variety of appearances.

While widely considered a classic building material, copper can be used to bring additional prestige and character to both traditional and modern architectural styles.

Copper

While widely considered a classic building material, copper can be used to bring additional prestige and character to both traditional and modern architectural styles. It’s highly durable and gains added visual appeal as it ages. Clear copper develops a dark patina, but pre-weathered coppers offer other options, including turquoise patinas that would take several decades to develop naturally from exposure.