Tag: terrazzo art

Terrazzo Maps Out Early American History

One of first things you notice when you reach the second floor of the Frazier History Museum is an intricate map of the American colonies, complete with waterways, towns, and topographic contour lines. But, it’s not in a display case or framed on the wall. You’ll find it beneath your feet, as an amazing terrazzo floor, leading […]

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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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Terrazzo Creates Whirlwind of School Spirit

As powerful as a tornado, a good education has the ability to cause remarkable change. Once absorbed, knowledge is carried to places much further than where it began, elevating students to new heights. Paducah Middle School embraces its mascot and provides a wealth of inspiration right as you enter the school. Greeting you on the floor of the main entrance […]

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Terrazzo Provides a Bright Welcome That Will Never Fade

Linking America’s heartland to international crossroads, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport serves as a hub for the blending of the many different curiosities, cultures, traditions, and future possibilities of more than 12 million travelers a year. During a recent remodel, one objective was to create a brighter environment for these millions of travelers. Taking a creative approach to the update, a design competition […]

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Terrazzo Adds a Tasteful Touch to New Ohio Facility

MANE Inc., a France-based corporation specializing in flavors, fragrances, and ingredients, recently constructed a brand-new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. MANE wanted floors that were stylish, sterile, and sustainable. Those preferences narrowed it down to one choice: terrazzo. For the new construction project, Hixson handled the design of the terrazzo flooring in the lobby, cafeteria, […]

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Terrazzo Adds Class to Tinley Park Metra Station

When the City of Tinley Park, IL, and Metra, a commuter rail system, planned to redevelop the city’s 80th Avenue station in grand style, Legat Architects specified terrazzo flooring. “We wanted to reflect the grand era of train travel,” said architect Ted Haug. “It’s a reflection of city pride.” Entry into the stand-out station is […]

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A Terrazzo Tribute to the Hoosier State

The Marriott Place Indianapolis, a collection of five new-construction Marriott hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center, features a beautiful new arts garden just outside of the hotels. A tribute to the state of Indiana, the Art Plaza was designed by artist Jeff Laramore. Co-founder of Indianapolis-based 2nd Globe Studios, Laramore created a 36-foot-tall sculpture […]

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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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Evoking Nature with Intricate, Sustainable Terrazzo

In honor of its 100th anniversary, the Rockford Park District in Rockford, IL, broke ground on the construction of the new Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in August of 2009. Today, the conservatory is a glimmering jewel along the Rock River where locals and visitors can enjoy its exotic wildlife, streams and waterfalls, educational exhibits, and […]

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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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