Natural stone took center stage of a 10,000-square-foot residential design in Fox Chapel, PA, a suburb of Pittsburgh. A regional material was the product of choice, and a visit to the quarry sparked ideas that transpired to its extensive use for exterior applications – resulting in a stunning and sustainable design that has caught the attention of many passersby.
Boston-based architectural firm, Finegold Alexander Architects, recently transformed Boston University’s (BU) historic Tudor Revival-style castle into the new Dahod Family Alumni Center. The 15,371-square-foot gathering place, which serves BU’s 300,000-plus graduates, features original sandstone masonry on the exterior that was carefully cleaned, repointed and patched to restore the building back to its original grandeur.
Known for its picturesque mountains and rivers, Chattanooga, TN, is a place for outdoor living. It is also a city that’s heart is based on strong community values. With this in mind, city officials sought to create a home-like environment for residents, as well as visitors, when revitalizing a local park.
As the saying goes, “It takes a village.” And that is exactly what was needed to erect this 84,000-square-foot cultural facility, which included a total of 4,406 unique stone panels – 2, 3 and 5cm thick — with heights of 18, 24 and 30 inches.
BMJ Stone purchases the historic Tennessee Building Stone company and plans to use new technology to restore it to its former glory
February 15, 2018
More than 25 years ago, Brian, Mike and John Rector first started pulling fieldstone out of the woods and hills of Tennessee with their father. They recognized there was an opportunity in the masonry business and started Plateau Masonry in 1986.