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Joliet Central High School
Student Center
Joliet, IL
2017 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Menconi Terrazzo
Bensenville, IL

This inviting 6,000-square-foot atrium, serving as dining hall and meeting area, is built around the gothic limestone facade of the original 1901 school building. The 40-foot glass ceiling illuminates and modernizes the space while complementing the old exterior stone block and gargoyles, and showcasing a light trough built into the floor. The classic three-tone installation of epoxy terrazzo totals 10,000 square feet, including monumental floating precast terrazzo stairs on each side.

Architect
Wight and Company
Chicago, IL

General Contractor
Gilbane Building Company
Chicago, IL

Owner
Joliet Township HS District #204
Chicago, IL

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Tectura Designs, a Wausau Tile Brand

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

Photographer
Mike Fetro