For institutions of higher learning, tradition has always been paramount. Often these traditions are events like homecoming, activities such as community service, or values like leadership.
Architecture, design, and aesthetics are also traditions at many of the proudest colleges and universities. Those that invest in terrazzo maintain a tradition of beautiful and resilient flooring for generations.
Two universities that consistently use environment-friendly terrazzo for their new construction projects are Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the University of Notre Dame.
For its 2011 Honor Awards, the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association awarded honorable mentions to both IUPUI’s Campus Center and Notre Dame Law School’s new building, the Eck Hall of Law.
IUPUI’s use of terrazzo fits with its commitment to sustainable design and construction practices. The design of Eck Hall’s floor reflects the tenets of reason, process, and rational judgment taught in the building’s classrooms. The terrazzo floor also features a water-jetted medallion of the Notre Dame seal in intricate detail and brilliant color.
Santarossa Mosaic & Tile Co., Inc., Indianapolis, IN, did the terrazzo work at IUPUI.
The Art Mosaic & Tile Co., Inc., South Bend, IN, executed the Eck Hall of Law’s award-winning design.
To view more terrazzo samples, visit the NCTA’s Design Gallery.