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Leonard Masonry’s seventh project on the campus of Washington University, the Earth & Planetary Sciences Building science building reflects craftsmanship that has been perfected with each new building. With more than 6,000 pieces of carved limestone and 45,000 square feet of Missouri red granite, the meticulously blended granite mix is composed of colors that do not stand out individually. This science building marks the first project in which there were no relief angles.
The uniqueness of the building is shown in the quoin designs. The limestone quoins are wide at the base of the building and stair-step in toward the center, again widening toward the top of the building. The contractor installed massive limestone window surrounds that are much larger than others on campus. The building further features gables with limestone edging and finials and attractive limestone arches and canopies at the east and west entrances.
Fall 2006 - Masonry Institute of St. Louis Excellent in Masonry Award "Excellence in Craftsmanship"