Built in 1986, the Segerstrom Center for the Arts is a cultural landmark in Costa Mesa, CA. Most recently, a stunning fountain constructed of black basalt from China was designed to create a focal attraction at the main entrance to the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
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.
Designed by SOM Architects of New York and built under the responsibility of Turner Construction Co., the structure features JMS Jura Beige limestone, which blends perfectly with the choice of glass and aluminum.
Located in the heart of the business district in downtown Houston, TX, 609 Main is a 50-story Class A office building that is a 1,150,785-square-foot pre-registered LEED Platinum space, connected to a 633,782-square-foot parking garage.
We have quite a stunning piece of stone architecture on the cover of this issue. Not only are the complex angles and shape of the building unique, but the hues and striations of the stone itself are pretty incredible. The structure is the James Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
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.
A newly constructed corporate office in Slovakia sports a fresh sophisticated look with an exterior facade of Lapitec slabs
July 16, 2018
Lapitec Urban slabs, specifically created for large outdoor areas, have been chosen for the new central office of the Bratislava shopping center at the Panorama Business II complex, overlooking the Danube River in Slovakia.
After withstanding several stringent tests for durability, Neolith proved to the design team at ZGF Architects that it was the appropriate material choice for the renovation of a metro station in Portland, OR
July 9, 2018
The Washington Park Tri-Met Station is a bustling hub for visitors traveling across Portland, OR. It is the only completely underground station in the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) system, and at 260 feet below the surface, it is the deepest transit station in the world.
Located in Dayton, OH, outside the downtown Dayton Metro Library, stands Jon Barlow Hudson’s 8' x 6' x 16" sculpture that captures the spirit of public service. Tim Riordan, a retired city manager for the city of Dayton, wanted to honor the public servants he had worked with during his career.
Built of 32 varieties of stone representing each of Ireland’s 32 counties, the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan receives a massive overhaul to restore its architecture and protect it from further water damage
April 12, 2018
Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), CTA Architects, P.C., construction manager The LiRo Group and contractor Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. have completed the $5.3 million renovation and waterproofing of the Irish Hunger Memorial.