Building Materials

Since 1989, following an innovative Master Plan developed by Hargreaves Associates, the University has transformed the campus from an urban place of parking lots, concrete, and buildings to one of signature architecture. The most recent project, MainStreet, was completed in Spring 2006.

Carnelian® granite in a Diamond® 10 finish was chosen for the water features, cubic benches, retaining walls, seat walls, stair troughs, cubic steps, and pedestals. Since the campus is mostly designed around brick buildings of different reds and browns, Carnelian creates a nice even background tone that helped tie all the brick types together.

It was imperative that the joints between the large stone pieces to flow cleanly and align according to tight tolerances.

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