Tag: Michigan terrazzo

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 Transforms Educational Center

Schools need ample space, since they provide many more services than classroom instruction. Many school host events like concerts, parent-teacher conferences, book and science fairs, and teacher training seminars. Often, schools accommodate these needs by building separate conference or event spaces. But what if a school already has a separate space, and it needs more? The Macomb […]

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Nothin’ But Net: Crisler Center Plays Above the Rim with Terrazzo

The Crisler Center, the home of Wolverine basketball since 1967, was in need of a renovation. Less than ideal amenities, seating, and air and plumbing systems kept the aging arena from measuring up to others across the Big Ten Conference. Though upgrades were necessary, Bill Frederick, architect at TMP Architecture, said at its heart, the Crisler Center had […]

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NTMA Honor Awards: Crisler Center

With concourses that were old, dated, and constricted, the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center needed a facelift. Bill Frederick, project architect with TMP Architecture Inc., said though the structure was solid, there just wasn’t the amount of space that is found in newer arenas. “What we wanted to do was build upon the strong elements of the existing Crisler building,” he […]

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NTMA Honor Awards: Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

As the city of Detroit continues to recover from its devastating economic crisis, revitalization is everywhere. Included in this renewal was bringing the abandoned 1920s-built Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago building back to life in the hustle and bustle of downtown Rock City. And so Bedrock Real Estate Services set forth a challenge ROSSETTI couldn’t resist—design an open, light-filled ground floor renovation with […]

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NTMA 2014 Honor Awards

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 […]

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Terrazzo Flooring in Healthcare: Part of a Hospital’s Plan for Patient Healing

Art was not an afterthought at the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. It was part of the plan to promote healing its young patients and their parents—and integral to the building as a result. The 206-bed children’s hospital features more than 600 works of art, many by local children. The building’s colorful […]

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Using Tax Dollars Wisely

People like to know that their tax dollars are spent wisely. In the case of St. Johns High School in St. Johns, Mich., concerned citizens can simply observe how the school’s original terrazzo floors have remained as rich in color and crack-free as when they were first installed more than 40 years ago. “Terrazzo is […]

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