The restoration of the masonry elements of Stanford University’s historic Memorial Court and its surrounding arcades is an ongoing, multi-phase project with several key objectives, including the in-kind replacement of cast stone pavers, the resurfacing of concrete walkways, and the repair of damaged sandstone elements.
The original pavers are cast of stone with exposed aggregate in a pigmented cementitious matrix, similar to a traditional terrazzo. Following extensive research, testing, and specification development by ARG Conservation Services, our masons prepared samples and mock-ups to refine the techniques that would ensure the closest possible match to the original materials and appearance.
The new pavers were cast in place and their surfaces honed by hand to achieve the finished appearance. The final result is a uniform paved surface that stays true to the University’s historic fabric while providing a safe, accessible walking surface.