St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral—Parma, OH
Located at the corner of Ridgewood Drive and Broadview Road, the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral has been a fixture in the Parma, Ohio community since 1961. While it underwent renovations to add frescos and other art back in 2013, the pastor felt the space was still missing something: an eye-catching terrazzo floor.
Thus, the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral project in Parma, Ohio set out with the goal of restoring the modern Byzantine revival architecture by installing a timeless and durable terrazzo floor.
A Stunning Design
The design integrated traditional Serbian Orthodox imagery to tie the vibrant space together. The design also incorporated accents of intricate symbolic medallions that were water-jet cut and placed in key areas of the sanctuary. The color scheme relied on hues of red, blue, gold, gray, and white to make a bold, eye-catching statement that adds to the grandeur of the space.
Because of the scope of the project, the ornate walls, which were lined with mosaics, iconography, and frescos, had to be tented to protect them from dust and debris. In the end, the new terrazzo breathed life back into the space, making it a stunning sight to behold.
This project is a 2021 Honor Award winner by the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc.
- Location: Parma, OH
- Project Name: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
- Owner/Client: St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral
- Terrazzo Contractor: O.A. Bertin Company, Inc.
- Architect: Cupkovic Architecture LLC
- General Contractor: Cupkovic Architecture LLC
- Terrazzo Material Supplier: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.
- Divider Strip Supplier: National Metal Shapes, Inc.
- Photography: David Laudadio