Quarra Stone Recognized for Restoration Work on Longwood Gardens, Project Wins 2018 Palladio Award for Public Spaces
The 2018 Palladio Award for Public Spaces goes to Beyer Blinder Belle for their work on Longwood Gardens.
Quarra Stone did the decorative stone carving for the project, leveraging modern technology to machine cut and hand-tool 75 replicas of the Italian limestone bouquet fountains, ensuring historic integrity remained intact.
Quarra Stone Awarded 2018 Tucker Design Award by the Natural Stone Institute
Quarra Stoone was recognized for the 2018 Tucker Design Award for the excellence in use of natural stone on the Kansas Statehouse Restoration. This historic restoration highlighted Quarry’s blending of traditional and new technologies to produce replacement pieces. Laser scanning coupled with traditional template making and a multi-axis robotic carver roughed out pieces that were hand carved to fit on site.
The main stonework required matching four types of limestone, including the reopening of a quarry in Junction City, Kansas that was shuttered in the 1950s.
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I AM A MAN Memorial
I AM A MAN Memorial project in Memphis, Tennessee honors the 50th Anniversary of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Metal Arts Foundry made the I AM A MAN sculpture and Quarra Stone digitally carved the marble gates and fabricated the black granite columns, granite timeline and Dedicatory Wall.”
QUARRA IN A.D. MAGAZINE
Check it out! Quarra’s fine work was featured in Architectural Digest on May 31, 2015. The article is by Mayer Russ, with photographs by William Waldron. The house in Aspen, Colorado was designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. Quarra worked closely with the architects, creating mock-ups, fabricating and installing the custom Valser quartzite for this stunning Rocky Mountain residence. See article