The Natural Stone Institute forms a powerful partnership with the Gary Sinise Foundation
November 28, 2018
It can be difficult to update your home when you’re a quadruple amputee, and when you’ve been severely wounded serving your nation, you shouldn’t have to. That’s the thinking behind the R.I.S.E. program, founded by actor Gary Sinise.
With a background in architecture and advertising, Stephanie Vierra has more than 30 years of experience in architectural associations, practice and research. CSTD magazine sat down with her to talk about the importance of using natural stone
Stephanie Vierra has developed, managed and taught programs that support an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to a variety of topics. She is the president and owner of Vierra Design & Education Services, LLC, specializing in research, project management, and educational programs on sustainability and whole building design.
Located in the generally flat terrain of Dallas, TX, sits a house on a unique parcel of land. The homeowners wanted to transform the property and the house to be able to host friends, workout in and primarily live on the first floor.
Located in Mid-City New Orleans, LA, a family wanted to convert the outdoor area in the back of their home into a secluded oasis. To complement the backyard pool and hot tub, the homeowners also had put in a new entertainment area, a TV room and outdoor kitchen.
Marmomac, the leading international stone industry trade show, is offering free online pre-registration to selected trade visitors. By pre-registering, visitors will be able to print their own free four-day pass (one entry per day) and avoid lines to purchase admission to the show.
An innovative, versatile line of thin limestone construction panels from Indiana Limestone Companyis detailed in a new website, http://lightlimestone.com. The site provides ample information on the company's natural stone panels, highlighting their light weight, great strength and modular versatility.
The Pinnacle Awards competition is open to natural stone professionals from around the world. These highly coveted awards, which are presented by the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications.
The vestry of Grace-St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Memphis, TN, decided it was time for a renovation. A Church committee was subsequently developed and plans to update the space were revealed as a way to remember the church’s past and celebrate its future.
Possessing a long-established appreciation for mid-century architecture, the homeowners of a Texas Hill Country residence sought a simple yet elegant mid-century-inspired style for their new home that integrates with the surrounding land features and maximizes outdoor spaces.