Articles by Michelle Stinnard

Institutional Architecture: Stone tower enriches religious campus

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The new carillon tower on the campus of St. Hugo of the Hills Catholic Church in Bloomfield Hills, MI, was recently designed using limestone to complement the existing church on campus. According to Anthony Gholz, Jr., AIA, NCARB, Vice President and Director of Architecture for DiClemente Siegel Design Inc. of Southfield, MI, the owner wanted a tall soaring carillon tower comprised of stone.
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Institutional Architecture: Stone adds visual interest at Yale

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The 50,000-square-foot Malone Engineering Center at Yale University in New Haven, CT, was recently designed with Bursting Stone slate from the U.K. and Minnesota travertine. The five-level building houses research labs, offices and classrooms, and caters to the departments of mechanical, biomedical and chemical engineering.
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Hospitality Design: Native Sandstone Adapts Golf House to Desert Surroundings

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The Entrada golf house at Snow Canyon in St. George, UT, incorporates sandstone, slate and travertine into its natural design

Offering sweeping views of surrounding cliffs, the 24,000-square-foot sandstone-clad Entrada golf house at Snow Canyon in St. George, UT, was designed to serve the golf and social needs of the country club, while providing a strong architectural statement for the Entrada community as a whole. Large horizontal beams echo the surrounding sandstone cliffs, while rough stone-clad towers derived from ancient Anasazi structures give the building an air of a renovated ruin. The surrounding grounds are composed of boulders and plants, offering the notion that the structure is emerging from the land.
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HOSPITALITY DESIGN: Creating Class with Black and White Marble

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The new Bloomingdale's department store in Manhattan was designed with a marble floor in a checkerboard pattern, establishing a sophisticated retail setting for customers
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STONE IN RESIDENCE: Natural Stone Forms a Signature Penthouse

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Marble and granite served as artwork for a penthouse suite in Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, PA

Square in Philadelphia, PA, Matt Koenig of JK Roller Architects in collaboration with Gary Ruff of Gary Ruff Interiors of Moorestown, NJ, incorporated the use of marble and granite as interior finishes, and the use of stone created a distinctive living space.
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FABRICATOR CASE STUDIES: Large-scale Stone Fabrication

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Operating out of two locations in Virginia and Illinois, Plan-It Granite & Marble relies on a vast amount of machinery for high-quality production
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FABRICATOR CASE STUDIES: Doubling Capacity in Under Two Years

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Opening in April 2004, M and M Granite Inc. of Mount Airy, NC, is currently in the process of moving into a new facility, which is double the size of its current shop
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HOSPITALITY DESIGN: Multi-colored Slate Adds Flair to Restaurant Design

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Fiery shades of slate were added to spice up P.F. Chang's China Bistro in Seattle, WA, and to contrast the preexisting sandstone floor

Situated in Westlake Center, in the heart of downtown Seattle, WA, P.F. Chang's China Bistro was designed with warm hues of sandstone and slate.
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HOSPITALITY DESIGN: Stone Reflects European Hospitality

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Intended to be luxurious, yet comfortable, the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, MI, features a variety of natural stones to enhance its European design
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FABRICATOR CASE STUDIES: Working With an Eye on Quality

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Capitol Granite & Marble of Virginia relies on state-of-the-art fabrication equipment for high-quality production
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