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Thu, May 06



Stony Creek Quarry: Working with History for the Future

Learn how and why Stony Creek Granite has been an enduring and iconic material for over 100 years.

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Stony Creek Quarry: Working with History for the Future
Stony Creek Quarry: Working with History for the Future

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May 06, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


About the Event

Darrell Petit and Tom Cleveland of the Stony Creek Quarry Corporation will present two recent project developments: the new Statue of Liberty Museum, and their new ANSI/NSC 373 Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Gold standard.

The Statue of Liberty stands on a pedestal of Stony Creek Granite. The 26,000 Square foot LEED Platinum Statue of Liberty Museum designed by architects FXCollaborative is built with our same Stony Creek Granite. The project was a joint venture between the National Parks Service, The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation, and major donors including: Diane Von Furstenburg, Disney, Bloomberg, Coca-Cola, Bezos, Tisch, Polo, Lauder, Ford Foundation, Channel, David Geffen, Comcast, Carnegie Foundation, Liberty Mutual, and others.

The ANSI/NSC 373 standard differentiates natural stone companies that demonstrate environmental leadership through sustainable operations and continued innovation. The standard examines and verifies numerous areas of natural stone production, effectively improving the baseline for the environmental performance of natural stone. Stony Creek Quarry is a leader of sustainability in the international stone world and they are the only ANSI/NSC 373 certified quarry in Connecticut and the North East.


Darrell Petit has worked in all capacities of the Stony Creek Quarry since 1990. He has lead the team on many projects including recent: the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Northwest Corner Building at Columbia University, the Second Division Memorial in President's Park, DC and the monumental pedestal of the Torosuarus project for Yale. Sculptor and stone consultant he has worked with quarries and stone operations all over the word.

Tom Cleveland, Stony Creek Quarry's Director of Sustainability, has spearheaded Stony Creek Quarry's leadership in Sustainability in the stone world. Focusing on bending the built environment towards a more sustainable and lower carbon emitting world, he is committed to creating sustainable social systems to solve environmental problems by using financial markets and business practices. Tom is a socially committed financial professional with entrepreneurial and environmental leadership experience


At the end of this program, participants will 

  1. Gain understanding of sustainable attributes of granite and natural stone as they align with GREEN building values and LEED construction objectives.
  2. Learn effective quarrying processes for granite in support of environmental regulatory standards and ethics.
  3. Learn how the stone industry is optimizing resource management, waste reduction and environmental preservation while supporting economic growth.
  4. Learn best practices for natural stone cutting, extracting, and fabricating, hand tooling, handling and installation with both traditional and the latest equipment and technology that promotes a more environmentally conscious  process in  preparing the stone for architectural landscape installations.

This program is being offered at no cost thanks to a collaborative effort between ASLA Connecticut and Stony Creek Quarry.

This program has been approved by LA CES for 1.0 hours of HSW distance learning suitable for landscape architects.

Course Codes: 050621

Provider: CT Chapter of ASLA


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