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About Building Stone Magazine

Building Stone Magazine, founded by the Building Stone Institute (BSI) – now the Natural Stone Institute – is the trusted source of natural stone information for architects, landscape architects and interior designers. Now an exclusive, in-house publication of the Natural Stone Institute, Building Stone Magazine’s editorial and visually inspiring photography of stone installations, provide a direct portal of necessary stone awareness and technical resources to benefit the decision makers who impact our built environment.

Natural stone – by definition – is a natural and sustainable building product. Readily desired for its aesthetic beauty, its versatility in use, enduring life cycle, low maintenance and 100% recyclable qualities substantiate natural stone as a preferred green building product. The members of the Natural Stone Institute will communicate through Building Stone Magazine how our industry operates in an environmentally, socially & economically responsible manner to further promote natural stone’s green attributes that extend beyond LEED points recognition. Our goal is to effectively communicate the benefits of natural stone to those who ultimately will make design and product selections that support a healthier, more sustainable environment.


Next Issue:

The next issue of Building Stone Magazine will be distributed in Fall 2023. Highlights include:

  • The 260,000 sq ft Collegiate Gothic style Nicholas S. Zeppos College at Vanderbilt University was designed with a red brick blend cladding accentuated with atypical sandstone ashlar, quoins, and banding, paired with more traditional cut limestone details.
  • Henry Clay Smith designed an Italian Renaissance-style villa for industrialist Milton S. Ray in 1927. After it was purchased in 2012, it took eight years and a team of design and stone experts to restore and renovate the virtually gutted 6,848 sq ft mansion using modern structural codes and exquisite stone materials throughout.
  • The LEED Platinum-certified Serena Williams Building is the largest structure at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, spanning more than 1 million square feet and nearly three city blocks. Located in front of this massive complex is Serena’s Garden which features battered walls of flamed and waterjet Obsidian Black basalt and large stone SERENA letters cut from black granite.


Ad Close Date September 15, 2023
Ad Materials Due September 22, 2023
Mail Date  November 3, 2023


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