Design Trends / Hardscaping and Landscape Architecture
Better Living Through Masonry
Design and public health professionals have recently joined together in a call to action to create healthier, more walkable communities and places. Explore masonry’s role in creating designed outdoor spaces that support health and activity.
by Jim Cook
Ball State University’s Architecture Offering
Are students of architecture learning about masonry? A student and one of her professors talk about BSU’s architecture program and how masonry is incorporated into the curriculum.
by Karen D. Hickey
Materials / Natural Stone
Restoring the Minnesota State Capitol
The Minnesota State Capitol underwent a four-year restoration in which more than 3,900 individual pieces of marble were replaced. The project won MIA+BSI’s 2016 Grande Pinnacle Award.
by Maureen Upchurch
The new stadium for the Atlanta Braves, the fastest-built Major League Baseball stadium in American history, features eye-popping amounts of masonry along with cutting-edge technology.
by Adam Cobb
Design Elements / Exterior Lighting
Lighting the Way to Added Value
A homeowner’s outdoor space can go from an ordinary masonry job to an impressive hardscape installation with outdoor lighting.
by Steve Counter
Paver Lighting: Unobtrusive Accent Illumination, Weather Resistance and Design Versatility
Evening Star paver lights provide safety, demarcation and visual aesthetics in a low-voltage, accent lighting option for all paved areas around the home.
by Michael Schiefer
Coatings, Sealants and Graffiti Protection
Following careful assessment of the condition of a masonry structure, coatings and sealants can be used for waterproofing, weather resistance or even a glazed, anti-graffiti surface.
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