Chelsea Montrose, now known as “The Carter”, is a boutique hotel-like luxury apartment tower in the heart of Houston’s Museum District. Our goal for this project was to exceed the architect’s expectations by providing first class service and performance while creating a beautiful building that will last for decades, if not centuries.
The materials supplied and installed on this project include:
- 630,000 Kansas City Brick Blend, king size
- 47,000 Cloud Ceramics king size brick
- 18,500 pc of two-tone Cast Stone
- 42,500 regular lightweight CMU
The construction of this project was unique because we were able to utilize a 4-point suspension scaffolding, which allowed for early starts on other exterior construction activities. For example, because none of the scaffolding was touching the ground, the landscape was able to begin long before it could have if using conventional scaffolding or mast climbers. This was a great advantage because of the small footprint that the project encompasses. By using the unique scaffolding system we were able to overcome the access and distribution challenges that usually accompany high-rise construction. Another obstacle involved in constructing this project was the coordination of the 104 different profile shapes that made up the cast ston a 3-D like design that featured multiple column-like protrusions, the cast stone also included both vertical and horizontal reveals. These reveals highlight the sophisticated appeal of this monumental project.