Articles by Jennifer Adams

Institutional Architecture: Granite fountain creates focal point in University plaza

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Set in the center of downtown Cleveland, OH, and occupying 85 acres, Cleveland State University is an integral part of the city. It boasts more than 100 student organizations and 17 NCAA Division I men's and women's varsity sports. Its architecture is a blend of old and new design styles - including historic landmark buildings as well as more contemporary facilities.
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Commercial Design: Colorado marble satisfies demands of high-end client

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Colorado Yule marble was a key component in creating a chic contemporary look for the law office of Thelen Reid & Priest in Washington, DC. “The direction from the client was to design a clean, light and modern space that would represent a new image in the Washington market,” said Project Designer Mariela Buendia-Corrochano of Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning Worldwide.
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RE-EMERGING U.S. STONE INDUSTRY: From North Carolina to the world

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Dating back to 1885, Rock of Ages Corp. of Barre, VT, has grown into a stone-production powerhouse - with ownership of 10 active quarries and five manufacturing and sawing facilities in North America. The publicly owned company is a leading quarrier of granite in the U.S. and Canada, and it is among the world's largest manufacturers and retailers of granite memorials.
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HOSPITALITY DESIGN: Mountain Spa is Rooted in Stone

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In keeping with the tradition of stonework at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY, a new spa wing was recently built with indigenous rock that was blasted on site
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ARCHITECTS ROUNDTABLE: Williamson Pounders Architects, LLC

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The relationship shared by James F. Williamson, FAIA, and Louis Pounders, FAIA, of Williamson Pounders Architects, LLC (WPA) in Memphis, TN, extends far beyond the firm's foundation in 1990. The two are childhood friends who have been developing and honing their interest and skills in architecture together since grade school. This bond has continued throughout the years, and now both partners are in the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
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FABRICATOR CASE STUDIES: Shifting gears to capitalize on a growing market

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Under new ownership, B&B Cut Stone Co. of Shreveport, LA, has gone from a hand-working limestone operation to a full-scale countertop fabrication business
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STONE IN RESIDENCE: Limestone Satisfies Personal and Business Demands

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In redesigning the penthouse of a Manhattan building, a palette of various limestone materials was chosen to create a space that would serve as both a private residence and an area for corporate entertaining
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STONE IN RESIDENCE: Hand-crafted Island Countertop Adds to Sleek Kitchen Design

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Two hand-cut and polished slabs of Bianco Romano granite were used to form a 23-foot-long island countertop in the kitchen of a Baltimore, MD, residence
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FABRICATOR CASE STUDIES: Taking the Plunge into Stone Fabrication

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With the experience gained from working for a solid surface business, the owner of Apex Surfaces in Harmony, PA, decided to branch out on his own and start a stone fabricating operation
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Reconfiguring Stone Architecture

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In updating the design of the John M. Olin Library on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis, MO, the design team reworked the existing Missouri Red granite facade to allow more light into the building.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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