Each year, the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA) celebrates the most interesting, creative, beautiful, and appealing terrazzo floors completed by NTMA contractors with its annual NTMA Honor Awards.
The awards honor the best terrazzo floors from the last year. Projects are judged on the basis of:
- excellence in craftsmanship
- intricacy of design
- scope of work
- originality of ideas
- artistic and faithful reproduction of architects’ or designers’ drawings
- quality of construction materials
Five experts and experience designers score the projects based on photos and a description of the job, but the project’s name, location, contractor, and all other parties involved with the construction are kept secret. Once the scores are tallied, the winners are announced, and the highest score receives the honor of “Job of the Year.”
This year, three NCTA members received Honor Awards for their work.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Originally built like a fortress in 1927, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit branch building was given new purpose as a retail and office space, with flooring that will make you stop on a dime.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport’s walls and floors have become a permanent art gallery, as part
of Cleveland’s overall initiative to showcase its rich artistic and cultural diversity.
Ann Arbor, MI
To rise to the glory of “The Victors,” the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center was in need of a renewal, complete with banners flying with the floors – leading “The champions of the West” to victory.
Detailed posts about each project will be posted throughout the weekend, so make sure to check back!