MayJune 2008
Industry News

Scholarships Available for Continuing Education Course at MARMOMACC Trade Show
Applications now are being accepted for the tenth edition of “Designing with Natural Stone,” which is scheduled for October 2-6 in Verona, Italy, in conjunction with MARMOMACC, one of the industry’s largest and well-known natural stone trade shows.

According to organizers, more than 150 AIA architects from the across the country have participated in previous editions of the course. The trade show features 1,300 exhibitors of stone and stone-related products and services from around the world. 

Veronafiere and Stone World magazine co-sponsor the course, which is designed to help architects learn advanced techniques in the use of marble, granite and other stone materials. The program is a unique combination of classroom lectures, guided architectural tours, and field trips to nearby quarries. Participants can earn up to 20 AIA/CES learning-unit hours. Many classes also count as HSW credits and two will focus on stone and sustainable design. The class is limited to 30 architects, 16 from the United States.

The scholarships cover tuition, hotels and meals, and are awarded on a competitive basis based on a candidate’s demonstrated interest in the field, responsibilities within their firm, and experience with stone. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Verona, as well as a $420 registration fee.

Those interested should fax or e-mail organizers with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter specifying why they wish to participate. The deadline for submissions is July 15. Send applications to: The Consultants International Group: 1616 H Street NW, Washington, DC, 20006, fax: 202.393.4655, e-mail: MD