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2020 Job of the Year
Bank of America Tower
Houston, TX

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Terrazzo Contractor
Southern Tile & Terrazzo Co.

Houston, TX

Traditional sand-cushion cement terrazzo is installed in the basement of this new skyscraper, where a 35,000-square-foot hub, The Understory, encompasses a market, bar, restaurant, and tunnels connecting to the buildings across the street.  Monolithic Venetian terrazzo, the focal point of all interior finishes, was specified as the common denominator to coordinate the aesthetic of the classically simple multi-use space. The larger Venetian aggregate and hand-crafted heavy-top divider strip beautifully complement the scale and elegance of the site. The community area in the 35-story office tower includes fitness and activity centers and art installations. The terrazzo on the floors, ramps, and stairs is all poured-in-place. The installation demonstrates outstanding craftsmanship, from the execution on the tread and risers and the skill that went into grinding, particularly on the large chips on the edge of the ramps, to the perfect flatness of vertical surfaces and consistent aggregate density on all surfaces. The tower is the first LEED v4 Platinum Core & Shell certified project in the nation.

Architect
Gensler
Houston, TX

Interior Designer
Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Austin/Houston, TX

Terrazzo Contractor
Southern Tile & Terrazzo Co.
Houston, TX

General Contractor
Skanska USA Building
Houston, TX

Owner 
SCD Capitol Tower of Houston
Houston, TX

Aggregate Suppliers
Cactus Canyon Quarries
Continental Terrazzo Supply
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

Photographer
Mark Dean Photography