1 AIBD P-CE, 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This webinar will explore innovative uses of natural stone in building and landscape design with a focus on both residential and public sphere applications. It will profile three unique projects that uniquely highlight the aesthetic, environmental, and structural strengths of natural stone as a building material.
- Define the aesthetic, environmental, and structural benefits of natural stone as a building material in new construction and detailed restorations.
- Describe the implementation of building design strategies using natural stone employed in the featured projects.
- Explain the basic focus of the overall design and construction process behind the highlighted projects.
- Identify challenges and solutions employed in the design and renovation of stone facades, landscape elements, and other architectural features highlighted in three high-profile projects.
Beka Sturges, ASLA,LEED AP, associate principal for Reed Hilderbrand, will present on the exacting architectural renovation of Old Quarry, a house designed by minimalist sculptor Tony Smith in 1953 as part of a unique suburban subdivision set within a former waterfront quarry in Connecticut. Reed Hilderbrand, the project’s landscape architect, took the site’s own granite—quarry refuse and bedrock—as its primary medium, reordering and manipulating the stone to heighten the experience of the found conditions and to integrate the building volumes with the site’s larger patterns.
Rodrigo Abela, ASLA, PLA, LEED AP BD+C, principal with landscape architect GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol) Ltd., will present on CityCenterDC, a winner of the 2018 Tucker Design Award from Building Stone Institute. The 10-acre site in the heart of Washington, D.C., with its featured elements of natural stone, is one of the largest downtown projects in the nation and an urban center mixing commercial, retail, and residential uses.
Nan Gutterman, FAIA, project manager at Philadelphia-based Vitetta, will present on the Philadelphia City Hall restoration project. After more than a decade-long restoration project, the white marble exterior of Philadelphia City Hall has been brought back to its original grandeur.