Veronafiere Aia Continuing Education Course To Be Offered Again This Fall

June 1, 2005
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
Over the past six years, Veronafiere's course for American Institute of Architects (AIA) members has established itself as a leader in continuing education programs for architects. In fact, at the June 2004 AIA CES Registered Provider Conference and Marketplace in Chicago, a Veronafiere representative was invited by the AIA to speak on a “Best Practices & Trends in Continuing Education” panel. The course's success is due to a unique combination of classroom lectures, field trips, exploration of the Marmomacc exhibition and guided architectural tours. All of this takes place in or near Verona, Italy, a city with more than 2,000 years of stone-working tradition.

Over 70 AIA members have taken the course thus far, and there has been widespread praise among stone specifiers. “I have been all over the world to stone events,” said Darrell Petit of Darrell Petit, LLC in Stony Creek, CT. “This was the best organized and most interesting.”

“Not only would I recommend this experience to anyone, but I would go again in a heartbeat,” said Samuel Herpin of Remson-Haley Architects in Baton Rouge, LA.

The 2005 edition of “Designing with Natural Stone,” co-sponsored by Stone World Magazine, will be held from Wednesday, September 28, through Saturday, October 1, during Marmomacc, a leading international trade fair for the stone industry. Participants should plan to arrive in Verona on Tuesday, September 27, in time for a welcoming dinner and may depart on Sunday, October 2.

Starting with a field trip to a quarry and a granite factory, and continuing with a visit to a production facility for natural stones and agglomerates, the program helps architects learn how marble is quarried, treated, cut, selected for specific jobs, and then installed using the latest products and technologies. The course also includes a tour of Palladian villas, ample time for touring Marmomacc, and, for the first time, a seminar on wine and architecture.

The course is open to 16 AIA architects, each of whom will receive a scholarship that largely covers tuition, hotel and meals. Architects are responsible for their own airfare, as well as a $350 fee for certain local expenses. Scholarships are awarded based on a candidate's demonstrated interest in the field, responsibilities within their firm and experience with stone projects. Selected architects will earn approximately 20 AIA/CES learning-unit hours. Many classes will also count as HSW credits. The course is also recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Royal Institute of British Architecture, and it will include architects from Canada, the U.K.,w India, Australia and South Africa.

Those interested in applying should send a curriculum vitae and a letter explaining why they wish to participate no

later than July 15, 2005 to Julie Buss at The Consultants International Group; E-mail:; Fax: 202-393-4655.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Stone World 

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

Stone World Magazine

Stone World September 2014 cover

2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

CSTD Fall 2014 cover

2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Are you aware of the new stone standard – ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainability Assessment for Natural Dimension Stone?
View Results Poll Archive

The Stone World Store

How to Polish & Restore Marble Flooring

This video will show you step-by-step how to resurface and polish marble flooring from grinding and removing lippage and scratches to achieving a highly reflective polish.

More Products

Stone Guide

2014 Stone World Stone Guide

The directory for Stone, Equipment and Supplies - the single information resource readers turn to.

Stone Industry Education

stone industry educationStone Industry Education is sponsored by Stone World Magazine and Marble Institute of America. The SIE events will help you: strengthen your skills, build your business, and  increase profit in your shop.  Check out to register for upcoming fabricator and installer seminars.


facebook logo Twitter  YouTubeGoogle+