Articles by Jennifer Adams

Building a foundation in stone fabrication

Originally established in 1950 as a cultured marble production company, Grecian Marble & Granite was re-launched four years ago by its new owners as a full-scale stone fabrication shop
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Since opening its doors in 1950, Grecian Marble & Granite in Oklahoma City, OK, has transformed itself from a cultured marble production company to a full-scale stone fabrication business. 


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A personal tale of admiration

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Stone and tile are obviously among the top choice of materials for many designs in both the commercial and residential sectors.


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Shelburne Museum in Vermont uses local slate flooring

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Local slate and granite were employed in the design of the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT, to meet sustainability requirements as well as reflecting the region


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Jura limestone defines Al Hamra tower in Kuwait

With a height of 1,354 feet, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, holds the title as the tallest sculpted building in the world, and its sleek exterior is lavishly dressed in Jura limestone from Germany
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Hailed as the tallest sculpted building in the world, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, stands at 1,354 feet and features a continuous stone facade.


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From the Editor: Winter 2014

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In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you a series of case studies that focus on the architectural setting materials that contributed to a successful installation.


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A fresh spin on a classic design

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Featured in our Industry News section of this edition of the Stone & Tile Design Insider is a story about the unveiling of "The Guardians: Hero and Superhero"


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Moving forward with the environment in mind

Celebrating 70 years in business, Fila — a manufacturer of cleaning and surface treatment products — continues to build upon its success with a focus on green initiatives
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Founded in March of 1943 by brothers Guido and Pietro Pettenon, Fila celebrated its 70th anniversary this year.


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Hokie Stone contributes to LEED certification

In keeping with campus tradition, local “Hokie Stone” was incorporated into the design of a Virginia Tech’s new chiller plant — not only helping to conceal the mammoth size of the structure, but also adding points for LEED Silver certification
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — popularly known as Virginia Tech — not only is dedicated to providing quality higher education


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Editor's Note: Fall 2013

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Behind every design there is a story or point of inspiration.


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Creating cohesion between two styles with stone and tile

For two restaurants under one roof in the Dominican Republic, architect Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC combined a variety of stone and tile with other materials to unify the spaces
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When Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC went to design two adjoining restaurants in the Dominican Republic, he was posed with the challenge of bringing two different styles under one roof.


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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.

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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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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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