Fischer Stone & Materials, LLC, a quarrier and fabricator of limestone, began operations in Lanark, IL, in 2005 to meet the growing demand for architectural stone pieces in the commercial and residential sectors.
The extensive use of travertine for interior and exterior applications in The Revival Collection, a trio of upscale homes in the Mission Hills section of San Diego, CA, creates sophisticated yet open living spaces.
Chinese basalt characterizes Portland’s urban park Landscape architect and sculptor Scott Murase recently built a unique stone water feature for Vera Katz Park in the redeveloped Pearl District in Portland, OR.
Since it first opened its doors for business in 1980, Dimpomar-Rochas Portuguesas Lda. of Vila Vicosa, Portugal, has continually expanded its brand. Initially starting out with only eight workers, the company now employs a staff of 77 - with six people recently hired to accommodate the demands of a second fabrication plant and a new warehouse.
When the time arrived to renovate and expand the Koelbel Building, which houses the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business in Boulder, CO, the desire was to create a design that would stay true to the “Tuscan Vernacular” style of architecture that is prevalent on campus. To accomplish this task, the design team relied on a blend of Colorado sandstone, which was quarried at various sites in the region.
MacLaren Fabrication, Inc. of West Chester, PA, has come a long way since it first opened shop in 1986. Initially, the business, which was founded by Company President Andrew MacLaren, started out as a DuPont Corian specialty shop. Since that time, the operation has significantly blossomed in size and capabilities. In addition to Corian, MacLaren Fabrication now produces natural stone and DuPontTM Zodiaq® countertops, and its most recent expansion is the opening of the “Verona Exotic Stone Gallery” - an upscale showroom catering to designers, custom builders and high-end homeowners.
In this issue of Stone World, learn more about the 90th anniversary of Dakota Ganite Company and more about how DLF Golf & Country Club envisioned a blend of their new facilities with their classic-traditional style of the original club facilities .
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.