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Brian Post

BRIAN POST started building walls at age 10.  Since then he has continued working with stone whenever possible.  In 2006 he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry.  As part of his studies he spent 4 months in England, Scotland, and Wales working with several wallers including DSWA Master Craftsmen, Andrew Louden and Sean Adcock.

Brian is a DSWA-GB certified Master Craftsmen (Level IV). He is also a Certified Instructor. Brian is the only certified waller who is also a Licensed Landscape Architect. Having knowledge from both the design world and the walling world gives Brian unique insights when teaching. Brian is  Certified instructor. Brian is also the Executive Director of The Stone Trust.

Brian regularly works both in the design studio and in the field. In 2010 he started his own firm, Standing Stone Landscape Architecture.  Brian has served on the Board of Directors of the Stone Trust from 2013-15, and has been the Executive Director of The Stone Trust since 2015.

Read more about Brian and his business, Standing Stone Landscape Architecture.

Workshops taught by Brian:

Flagging/Patio Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 7, 2018

Have a patio or walk way to build? This is the workshop for you!

Learn the fundamentals of patio construction in a fun, energetic, hands-on environment. While not strictly dry stone walling, flat-work is a common part of many projects. Doing a good job starts with a good foundation, and finishes with an attractive pattern of stone. This workshop will teach you how to do flat-work that stays flat and attractive for decades.

Dry Stone Steps & Stairs Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 8, 2018

This workshop is all about building dry stone steps. You will learn tips and techniques to build several types of stone steps. Layout, design, stone shaping, tool use, and methods for handling large stones will all be part of this workshop.

Batter Frame Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – April 28, 2018 – Dummerston, VT

Proper set up and use of batter frames and string lines is a real challenge for many wallers. We continually hear from examiners that poor use of string lines is one of the biggest reasons that wallers fail certification tests. You will learn multiple ways to build frames and use string lines to improve the efficiency of your building process and quality of the walls you build.

Feature Build Workshop (2 Day, Outdoor) – May 5-6, 2018 (Dummerston, VT)

his workshop is perfect for the artist, homeowner, landscaper, mason, or enthusiast looking to start learning about how to build dry stone walls, or to improve your skills. We will be building a permanent wall on Scott Farm will incorporate some artistic features. The wall will be divided up into panels with old granite curbstones set vertically. Each panel will be built in a regional style or have artistic patterning in the courses and types of stone being used. We will also be incorporating some small niches into the wall as well. The image below gives a good idea of the plan. The final designs will be determined by the stone available, and the visual statement.

Site Prep for Walling Workshop (1 Day) – June 8, 2018 (Springfield, VT)

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.

Historic Rebuild Walling Workshop (2 Day, Outdoor) – June 9 & 10, 2018 (Springfield, VT)

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.

Site Prep for Walling Workshop (1 Day) – October 12, 2018 (Springfield, VT)

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through the preparation for rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls. Workshop participants will learn the needed site preparation for building a wall.

Historic Rebuild Walling Workshop (2 Day, Outdoor) – October 13 & 14, 2018 (Springfield, VT)

Learn how to rebuild a historic field wall in a beautiful Vermont setting. Participants will be guided through all aspects of rebuilding a dilapidated field wall using the local field stone. This workshop is an excellent professionals, homeowners, hobbyists, or anyone interested in Dry Stone Walls.

Contractors Workshop: One Day – March 30, 2018

This workshop is perfect for the landscape contractor interested in starting to build dry stone walls, or expand that line of work. In addition to the hands on building of a wall, there will be discussions of good work practices, pricing walls, proper foundations, etc.

Bridge Stone Shaping Workshop (1 Day, Outdoor) – July 15, 2018 (Mont Vernon, NH)

This workshop will spend the day learning how to shape stones for use in an arched bridge. The main priority will be making the voussoirs (tapered stones forming the arch). Both hand and power tools will likely be demonstrated and used.

This stone shaping workshop will focus on making the stones needed for the bridge build in September. However, these techniques can be applied to all kinds of stone shaping and walling. The assumption is that participants taking this workshop already know at least the basics of dry stone walling. This workshop will delve into stone shaping and to a much greater level of detail than workshops that focus on wall building.