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November-December 2017

November/December 2017:
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Design Trends / Educational Facilities
Much at Play: Early Learning Center Design Trends
From playful masonry façades to vibrant gardens, today’s early learning centers are designed to create indoor/outdoor connections and inspire curiosity.
by Robin Randall and Doug Ogurek

Building a Community for a Booming Campus
The design of the Kaplan Center at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro utilizes a palette of brick that coordinates with older buildings on campus but still stands out.
by Dawn Henning

Materials / Paving With Brick & Stone
Freedom Walkway: Paver Design Tells a Story of Struggle, Triumph
The Freedom Walkway commemorates the Friendship Nine, a group of nine students from Friendship Junior College who integrated the McCrory’s lunch counter in Rock Hill, S.C., in the early 1960s.
by Walt Steele

Choosing Masonry Pavers
Whether you’re looking for a contemporary design with clean, straight lines, or a rustic, old-world feel, there is nothing like stone or brick when it comes to paving.
by Dean Marsico

Project Spotlight
Justice Reborn on Main Street
The Franklin County Courthouse in Greenfield, Mass., needed not only more space, but also remediation. This article highlights the transformation of a 1930s building into a modern facility.
by Brian Libby

Technology / Masonry Cleaning & Staining
Masonry Magic
Specialized masonry and concrete stains applied by skilled and qualified applicators can be formulated to blend new masonry to old, make old look new, or achieve dramatic color changes.
by Pricilla Pendley

Color Not Right? Call Stain Gang
Sometimes color consistency is achieved by masonry staining. Stain Gang is dedicated to getting the job done right.
by Karen D. Hickey

Design Elements / Aggregates
Trash to Treasure
Aggregates such as recycled glass, porcelain, concrete, decorative marble and exotic seashells are crushed and turned into unique terrazzo floors, countertops, and more.
by Jonathan Hall

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