Dallas-based Corgan received the 2010 PCI Design Award from the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute for its work on the John A. Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie.
Dubiski Career High School is a career and technology campus focusing on equipping students with workplace skills. It features a precast concrete exterior that simulates veined, chiseled natural shell stone.
The look was achieved by randomly placing on the form surface organic pigments and fossilized scallop shells made from rubber molds of real shells, then pouring a low-slump concrete mixture into the form. Precast components were supplied by Hillsboro-based Gate Precast Co.