Chaminade College Preparatory School, an independent Catholic school in St. Louis for young men in grades 6-12, is known for its high levels of achievement in both academics and athletics. The school recently made use of a generous gift from alum Albert “Skip” Viragh to build an 80,000 square foot center for fine arts. Named in his honor, the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts holds two theaters, three music rooms, five classrooms for visual arts, and more.
And to make sure the center makes a difference in the lives of students for generations, they chose to install terrazzo floors in the building’s main lobby, corridors, main stairs, and restrooms. The young men of Chaminade are now guided to the school’s theaters and classrooms by graceful streaks of cardinal, a school color, and subtle complementing shades of gray.
Hastings and Chivetta was the architect of the Skip Viragh Center, and Missouri Terrazzo was the terrazzo contractor. Both firms are based in St. Louis. Other companies involved in the project:
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: S.M. Wilson (St. Louis, MO)
EPOXY RESIN: Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies (Wheeling, IL)
DIVIDER STRIPS: Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company (Staley, NC)
PRE-CAST TREADS AND RISERS: Wausau Tile (Wausau, WI)
Upper Canada Minerals (Shanty Bay, ON)
American Specialty Glass (North Salt Lake, UT)
Kafka Granite (Stratford, WI)
To view more terrazzo samples, visit the NCTA’s Design Gallery, or view the Terrazzo Color Palette.
You can learn more about the NCTA here.