Children’s Mercy Hospital
East Clinic

Kansas City, MO
2013 Honor Award Winner


Terrazzo Contractor
DESCO Coatings
Olathe, KS

A fairytale landscape of giant otters, birds, and flowers was designed specifically for terrazzo in this LEED-certified project. This wonderful 6,000 square-foot installation combines 21 cheerful colors of epoxy terrazzo, including playful otters in two distinct colors: subdued tones “underwater” and more vibrant tones above. Metal work for the animals, some up to twelve feet in length, was water-jet cut in varying widths, designed to appear as brush strokes. The animated, engaging imagery opens an artistic dialogue with young patients.


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HMN Architects, Inc.
Overland Park, KS

Donald L. Ross (Scribe)
Kansas City, MO

General Contractor
Turner Construction Company
Kansas City, MO

Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply  

Aggregate Suppliers
Fribel International
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

Divider Strip and Art Metal Work Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

Steve Puppe