Tag: Illinois terrazzo

Terrazzo Quality: Worth the Wait

When the highly anticipated new high school in Knoxville, IL ran into scheduling conflicts and budgetary concerns, a decision was made to remove the beautifully designed terrazzo concept from the project. Because of terrazzo’s reputation for high quality, pattern options and ease of maintenance, this split-second reaction was quickly reversed, and the installation was pegged […]

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W.C. Reavis Elementary Hits High Note with Terrazzo

Historically, one-room schoolhouses let children know the school day was about to begin with the ringing of a bell atop the building. When renovating W.C. Reavis Elementary School, the Lansing School District asked JMA Architects to pay homage to this tradition in its designs for the building’s additions. Completed in two phases, the renovations included […]

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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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2015 NTMA Honor Awards

In celebration of the most interesting, creative, beautiful, and appealing terrazzo floors completed by NTMA contractors, the NTMA recently announced its 2015 NTMA Honor Award winners. The NCTA is pleased to announce that two of its members won honor awards for their exquisite work: Menconi Terrazzo and Michielutti Bros., Inc.   This annual competition honors the […]

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Terrazzo Creates Perfect Chemistry Between Science and Art

More often than not, science and art are seen as opposite sides of the spectrum. Logic versus creativity. Reality versus imagination. Right brain versus left brain. But if you take a look at the remarkable terrazzo floors in the Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, you will find that one without the other is impossible. The […]

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Terrazzo Ties Together Traditions and Tales of Scottish Rite

Rooted in tradition and tales of brotherhood and mystery, the Scottish Rite Cathedral Association Valley of Chicago needed to lay the cornerstones for a new home. After 100 years at its downtown Chicago location, the building could no longer meet the needs of the Scottish Rite, a division of the Freemasons. A move to the […]

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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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Bringing Students Together

The student center is an important hub for any university–it’s a resource for students as well as a refuge from the stresses of academic life and often a much-needed social community for newcomers. Designing a student center means creating a space that will take a warm and fuzzy center in the memory of many an […]

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There’s Nothing Normal About Uptown Station

You’d be wrong to refer to Uptown Station in Normal, Ill., as a train station. Yes, it is the second-busiest Amtrak station in Illinois, right behind Chicago, servicing more than 200,000 passengers a year. But it is also a centralized hub for those traveling via plane, bus, car, and bike. It’s also the town of […]

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