case study

A Mountain with a Heart of Marble: Going Underground with Vermont Danby Marble

by | Nov 13, 2020 | Educate

Tucked inside Dorset Mountain is the world’s largest underground marble quarry, spanning an area of about 16 football fields and stretching for over a mile – all underground. There’s one entrance to the Vermont Danby quarry, and it’s the same one that’s been in use for over 100 years.

Revitalizing a Century-Old Architectural Landmark

by | Oct 26, 2020 | Inspire

Given the significant extent of limestone spalling and deterioration of this landmark, a comprehensive rehabilitation program was prepared to restore the limestone as closely as possible to its original beauty and appearance,

A California Home Full of Natural Stone

by | Oct 7, 2020 | Inspire

This award winning California home features design and construction with keen attention for detail and a love for natural stone. “This project let us show what we are capable of doing, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to prove it.”

A New Take on a Classic Icon: The Winged Goddess of Victory

by | Jun 18, 2020 | Inspire

A Hellenistic sculpture of Nike of Samothrace is one of the world’s most celebrated sculptures. In 2017, it inspired a private Fortune 100 company in Portland, Oregon to reinvent the iconic artwork in the form of a stone wall carving.

Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its Oldest Building

by | Feb 28, 2020 | Inspire

The 17,400 square foot academic building features limestone cladding inside and out. It received a Pinnacle Award in the Commercial Exterior category, “an amazing transformation of a declining historic house into a vibrant modern jewel of an office building.”

The Journey of V House: Creating a Contemporary Palladian Villa

by | Nov 20, 2019 | Inspire

Although 500 years have passed since the construction of the Palladian villas of Italy’s Veneto region, this architectural style is still a source of inspiration in the design world. The ‘V House’ features a contemporary Palladian style and is a stunning tribute to the use of natural stone.

Italian Marble Shapes European-Inspired Cathedral in Tennessee

by | Sep 27, 2019 | Inspire

European churches are more than just places of worship—they are centers of design. The Sacred Hearth Cathedral features massive stone columns and ornate decorations crafted centuries ago, these spaces are a source of inspiration for much of today’s architecture, especially in the religious sector.

Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Inspire

A case study about award winning Minnesota State Capitol restoration project.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Inspire

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

Playing Hide and Seek with Granite

by | Dec 19, 2016 | Inspire

The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016 | Inspire

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

A Blueprint for the Future

by | Oct 10, 2016 | Inspire

A case study showing how cultured stone has performed in one community.

New York Bluestone Shapes Mountain Estate

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Inspire

When a trained architect was looking for a beautiful landscape on the West Coast to build a vacation home for his family, he looked no further than the Santa Lucia Preserve.

The Creek Came First

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspire

23-acre project uses natural stone to replicate historic City Creek in Utah.

Native Dolomite Builds Sustainable Park Design

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspire

Native stone influenced the design of George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Arizona.

A Monumental Stone Tribute

by | Mar 21, 2016 | Inspire

A four-acre memorial featuring thousands of tons of Mount Airy granite.