Indiana Limestone Hosts Accredited Seminar for ALA Architects

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Visitors discover capabilities of historic building material at quarries and on the Indiana University campus.

I found the quarry tour to be extremely informative and speaking as an architect, it was just fun."

Indiana Limestone Company recently welcomed 10 architects to its quarries and fabrication shops for a seminar on the firm’s renowned limestone products. The event, cosponsored with the Indiana chapter of the Association of Licensed Architects, was accredited by the American Institute of Architects, with each participant earning three credits.

The program consisted of tours of an active Indiana limestone quarry, fabrication shops, and areas of Indiana University highlighting the use of Indiana limestone on campus, led by Dr. Brian Keith of the Indiana Geological Survey, Bloomington.

“It was a great privilege to welcome these distinguished architects to Indiana Limestone,” said Craig Alwine, ILCO central states regional manager and an affiliate member of the ALA Indiana Chapter Board of Directors. “It was clear that they appreciated the opportunity to learn about sourcing and capabilities of one of America’s great construction materials, stone that has been featured in the nation’s iconic buildings for more than 150 years.”

“The Indiana Limestone quarry and IU campus tour was a fantastic event that everyone involved enjoyed,” said Jeff Stoner, an architect with Red Architecture Planning Design LLC in Indianapolis and president of ALA’s Indiana chapter. “I found the quarry tour to be extremely informative and speaking as an architect, it was just fun. Seeing the process from the quarry, to excavation, rough cutting and then final finishing was great. The campus tour was a nice way to end the day. I especially enjoyed hearing about the construction of the new School of Global and International Studies building from the fabricator himself. I only hope that others from ALA will get to experience it in the future.”

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About the Association of Licensed Architects
ALA is a professional organization focused on the needs of small to mid-sized architectural firms. The association is highly responsive to our members’ assessment of the resources, connections and assistance they need most for business success. Among the many programs, events and materials provided by ALA are continuing education programs, webinars, an annual conference and product show, a design awards program, tracking for ALA program units, CE articles; valuable information and peer projects published in our Licensed Architect publication, and more.

About Indiana Limestone Company
Indiana Limestone Company is unmatched as the premier supplier of Indiana Limestone in a range of beautiful and lasting building products. Founded in 1926 (with predecessor firms that had been quarrying limestone since the mid-1800s), ILCO today remains the provider of choice for this internationally renowned natural stone. Throughout an illustrious history in which its stone has made such iconic structures as the Empire State Building, National Cathedral, and the Pentagon, ILCO has reliably provided the highest quality products and services carefully tailored to the needs of the market with an environmental, natural focus.

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