The Barnes Foundation: A Masterful Execution of Modern Stone Work

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NOTE: Quiz for on-demand attendees will be available on March 22nd by 5pm EST
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Learning Objectives:

  1. Review uses of natural limestone utlized at The Barnes Foundation museum.
  2. Examine attributes of natural Barnes Limestone that allow this material to be an ideal choice for this project.
  3. Gray vs. Gold: Discussion of the selection criteria and differentiation of the Ramon Gray Gold (now called Barnes LImestone) vs. Ramon Gold.
  4. The "Tod-hammered" finish: The evolution of the linear chisel stone finish used in the light court and other feature walls. Tod stood over the stone artisan and coached until they found the desired incredibly unique finish which again works well in varied light.
  5. Learn how the panel sizing, varied stone textures, and indoor/outdoor applications came into play in the design and development of this project.


0.5 AIA LU/Elective
The Barnes Foundation is a true testament to stone architecture. This distinctive building owes its acclaim and many awards, in part, to the inspiring facade—and team—that defined it.


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Originally published in March 2023