Thin Stone Wall Systems - Whole Building Design Guide
Stone wall systems are traditionally constructed as a curtain wall or veneer, in which no building loads are transferred to the stone panels. Most typically, the stone wall system must resist lateral loads directly imparted on it, such as from wind and earthquake, as well as vertical loads resulting from the weight of the stone wall system.
Stone Veneer Retaining Walls - Landscaping Network
A stone veneer retaining wall must be well designed, and usually requires a landscape architect or a very capable design-build company for construction drawings. Quality stone masons are recommended for the veneer itself.