Tag: university 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 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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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 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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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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Terrazzo Reflects University Traditions

For institutions of higher learning, tradition has always been paramount. Often these traditions are events like homecoming, activities such as community service, or values like leadership. Architecture, design, and aesthetics are also traditions at many of the proudest colleges and universities. Those that invest in terrazzo maintain a tradition of beautiful and resilient flooring for […]

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