VERONA, Italy -- The attendees at the Marmomacc Stone Academy’s continuing education on stone design for architects this year proved to be a full representation of  the trade show’s international dimension

200 architectsClick photo to enlargeFor the 13th edition of the program, 33 architects from the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, and Singapore were selected to attend this year’s program. The architects spent four days learning about design with natural and engineered stone, earning more than 20 AIA credits, including 14 hours of lectures by leading stone-sector professionals.  

Participants visited a quarry and processing facilities in Chiampo, took part in guided architectural tours of Vicenza and Verona, and completed their week in Verona with a farewell dinner at the beautiful Villa Rizzardi, in the Valpolicella hills north of Verona.  

Marmomacc’s continuing education program is co-sponsored by Stone World and recognized by the American Institute of Architects, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Australian Institute of Architects, and the South African Institute of Architects.

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