Tag: Chicago terrazzo

Terrazzo Reflects School’s Bright Mission

The architects at MoDE Architects already had many colors in mind at the very beginning of the project to build the new ASPIRA of Illinois Business and Finance High School. After spending a short time in the John Caretti showroom, all seven colors and the aggregates were chosen quickly. The school, located in the Logan […]

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Early Education

Children and their education are our future. The schools they attend must provide them with safety, support, and inspiration. This means longevity, durability, and sustainability are necessary components of the building’s design. Terrazzo flooring is ideal for this. The inclusion of school logos, mascots, and colors in terrazzo flooring adds charm and excitement and rouses […]

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Because It’s The Cup: Chicago Blackhawks Terrazzo

Because It’s The Cup, we wish the Chicago Blackhawks good luck tonight in Game 1 of their series against the St. Louis Blues. Lord Stanley would be very impressed with your spirited terrazzo logo created by Menconi Terrazzo! We are excited to see Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews back in action. Are you? Stay updated with […]

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Terrazzo Breathes Life into New Chicago Children’s Hospital

  Terrazzo has many remarkable qualities, but therapeutic is not usually at the top of the list. That might change, thanks to terrazzo’s soothing presence throughout the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. On the 11th floor of the 23-story, $855 million hospital, there’s a space where young patients can roam, […]

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Terrazzo Shows What Buildings Stand For

Buildings are often more than just temperature-controlled shelters. They stand for something. That something might be team spirit, academic excellence, or civic responsibility. Whatever a building’s higher purpose, it deserves the indelible impression of terrazzo. Designers know that terrazzo can make any emblem or logo stand out with brilliant color and precise lines while maintaining […]

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Terrazzo Plays to Old Town School of Folk Music’s History of Innovation

Chicago’s historic and thriving Old Town School of Folk Music has celebrated its 55th anniversary with the opening of a brand-new building. One artistic choice the architects made to bring the school’s casual vibe into the 21st century? Terrazzo floors. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin wrote in his review of the new building that the interior and […]

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Terrazzo Wins with Design Collaboration

Creating an usual school floor became a collaborative effort for design firm Muller & Muller. While working on the new West Ridge Elementary School on the northwest side of Chicago, the firm worked with the Chicago Public Building Commission (PBC) and terrazzo contractor John Caretti & Company to create three distinct but unified terrazzo patterns […]

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