Stone's richness of texture, colour and finish cannot be found in other materials; it is sensuous to the touch, striking tot he eye and pleasing to the soul. Stone is not a vanishing resource - in fact the opposite is true. However, making architecture with this material often requires putting aside accepted strictures and finding a means to work with, and understand, its physical qualities. The book features Holzman's highly acclaimed, award-winning projects, such as the Louis Stokes Wing of the Cleveland Public Library, the West Wing of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the WCCO-TV Comunications Center in Minneapolis.
Malcolm Holzman, FAIA, is one of the founding partners of Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer Associates.