Luck Stone Design Center
AS PART OF a complete transformation of their Architectural Stone Division, Luck Stone Corporation elected to construct new showroom facilities in each of the division’s six locations. The prototype and flagship Design Center was constructed near Luck Stone’s Manakin, Virginia headquarters and will be followed by additional locations in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. Conceived as an early industrial building that was expanded over time, the Center features an assembly of materials on the exterior that are compatible with the stone quarry context. The Center serves as the platform for an immersive customer experience in the Studio, providing inspiration through the use of stone for homeowners, designers, and contractors. The interior of the building, designed in collaboration with Fraser Design Associates, is adorned throughout with innovative applications of stone. The surrounding site, realized in collaboration with Nelson Byrd Woltz, includes numerous examples of exterior stone applications, completing the total visitor experience.