Articles by Kelly Martin

A contemporary design in Texas limestone

James D. LaRue Architects selected local limestone for the design of an Austin, TX, residence, and the material use runs from the exterior to the interior
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Nestled along a steep hillside, a private residence in Austin, TX, was completed under the direction of Jim LaRue, AIA, of James D. LaRue Architects in Austin, TX.


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Bluestone completes design of Whole Foods location in Oklahoma City

For the first Whole Foods store in the Oklahoma City, OK, region, Mark Cavagnero Associates of San Francisco, CA, employed New York Bluestone to add visual appeal to the design
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Situated along a creek, a new, upscale location for Whole Foods in Oklahoma City, OK, serves as the anchor at The Triangle at Classen Curve


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Natural limestone completes public library design

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Alluding back to the town’s historic architecture, the design of the Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne, TX, consists of native, natural limestone


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Taking risks with interior design

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Despite a struggling economy, architects, designers and homeowners are still seeking innovative looks for interior spaces, and they are willing to take chances with unique tile and stone applications


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Natural stone adds to CDC campus environment

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Crab Orchard stone was incorporated to enhance the design of a new building on The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Atlanta, GA, campus


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California fabricator spreads to 13 locations

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After more than two decades in the business, Fadi Halabi, Owner and CEO of Duracite, has expanded the company to 13 different locations and drastically increased revenue


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Recreated quarry wall reinvents Montreal Museum

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A quarry wall from the Danby quarry in Vermont was meticulously recreated for the newly redesigned Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in Canada 


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Restoring historic campus architecture

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After 10 years of vacancy, Cheyney University’s 100-plus-year-old student residence hall — Humphreys Hall — underwent a renovation project that also restored the colonial revival building’s stonework


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Mosaics and stone craft a tropical redesign

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For the remodel of a private residence in Pinecrest, FL, the design enhances the kitchen and bathroom spaces with a palette of mosaics and marble tile


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Aquastone accentuates modern master bath redesign

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A feature wall of Aquastone — along with additional decorative accents — contributes to the posh look of a recently redesigned master bath of a private residence
in St. Louis, MO


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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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