The largest construction undertaking in the General Service Administration's (GSA) history - the newly completed LEED Gold certified United States Coast Guard Headquarters complex features over 8 million pounds of stone. A large portion of that total included a custom blend of roughly squared/rectangular building stone featuring Wood Creek Granite®, Van Tassell Granite®, and Corinthian Granite® plus a large variety of our unique glacial gneiss boulders. Additional images are available for view on our Galleries page.
BUILDING STONE FEATURE PROJECT No. 1
united states coast guard headquarters
BSF 101 - a custom blend of Champlain Stone building stone veneer was used throughout the 176 acre Coast Guard campus for both building and landscaping.
BSF 102 - Stone, glass, and brick were the dominant visual themes throughout the US Coast Guard Headquarters campus.
BSF 103 - More than 20 percent of all construction materials used in this project were salvaged, harvested, extracted, or in our case quarried, within 500 miles of the job site.
BSF 104 - One of the many Champlain Stone glacial gneiss boulders placed throughout the campus.
BSF 105 - Nine of the eleven campus buildings are built into—and extend out from—the hillside.
BSF 106 - Color and texture notwithstanding, our expansive quarry footprint and ability to consistently and perpetually deliver product is key to large scale projects such as this.
BSF 201 - South Bay Quartzite® ashlar and roughly squared/rectangular selected for color compliment the copper petina of the roof and window details.
BSF 202 - Custom fabricated South Bay Quartzite® columns and sawn feature stones are grounded by Corinthian Granite® water table stones and exterior paving.
BSF 203 - Portions of the custom fabricated South Bay Quartzite® Gothic arch are visible in the foreground adjacent to the texturous blend of building stone veneer.
BSF 204 - A view of the South Bay Quartzite® Gothic arch and tower and the Library's main entrance.
BSF 205 - South Bay Quartzite® building stone veneer and Corinthian Granite® sawn water table stones.
BSF 206 - Corinthian Granite® sawn water table and cap stones clad the perimeter foundation before transitioning to South Bay Quartzite® sills and building stone veneer.
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
Perhaps no other structure or project in our history showcases the entire breadth of our products and services like the Bicentennial Library at Princeton Theological Seminary. This 45,000 square foot renovation and 91,000 square foot addition feature both South Bay Quartzite® and Corinthian Granite® in a wide variety of quarried, sawn, and fully fabricated offerings. Included are custom blended building stones, plank flooring, exterior paving, Gothic arches, turned columns, feature stones, sills, counter tops, and water table stones. View the complete gallery here.
BUILDING STONE FEATURE PROJECT No. 2
PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY LIBRARY
BSF 301 - Chimney, cap, and perimeter walls featuring a blend of American Granite™ roughly squared/rectangular and ashlar.
BSF 302 - The full color range of American Granite™ is further enhanced by large facing sizes and the unique "in and out" placment that emphasizes shadow and projection.
BSF 303 - Coordinating feature and hearth stones reminiscent of the Adirondack Great Camps showcase another advantage to using 100% natural stone.
BSF 304 - Color, texture, highlight, and shadow are on display on one of several chimneys located throughout the property.
BSF 305 - An American Granite™ custom fabricated bathroom counter slab.
BSF 306 - A blend of American Granite™ ashlar, roughly squared/rectangular, and slab material combine to form this one-of-a-kind bar area in the main house.
SOUTHERN ADIRONDACKS, NEW YORK
This project is a great example of the creative latitude allowed through the use of full-bed depth building stone. The project's theme was rooted in the style of the Adirondack Great Camps and the property owner was key to build something new, but looked as though it had been there forever. A blend of American Granite™ ashlar and roughly squared/rectangular was given a unique "in and out" treatment by master craftsman John Abrahamson to achieve this stunning finished aesthetic filled with color and projection.
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BUILDING STONE FEATURE PROJECT No. 3
ADIRONDACK LAKESIDE FAMILY RETREAT