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Dreaming the Possible Dream National Honor for Terrazzo Installation That Tells Credit Union’s Story

Dreaming the Possible Dream
National Honor for Terrazzo Installation That Tells Credit Union’s Story

Stories-in-Stone-RBFCUThe award-winning terrazzo installation in the Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) is the result of an intense, yet collaborative, tug-of-war between the terrazzo contractor and designers to push the limits on terrazzo artistry. A 16-foot pictorial medallion, the centerpiece of the installation, depicts iconic images of Texas history—the Alamo, the state flag, the state capitol, the Guadalupe River, a Texas Ranger, Randolph Air Force Base—in 54 color combinations of epoxy terrazzo.“There’s really nothing quite like it,” said Sonya McDonald, Sr. VP of planning and market development at RBFCU. “It’s an eye-catching and unique piece that takes people’s breath away. People are accustomed to seeing art on the walls, but most have never seen such a high level of intricate artistic design built into the floor.”Along with its exceptionally detailed graphics, this 9,800-square-foot project in the credit union’s San Antonio corporate headquarters showcases four different terrazzo systems and a total of 69 colors.A 2013 Honor Award winner in National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association’s (NTMA) annual search for outstanding examples of terrazzo craftsmanship, the project vividly demonstrates the design potential of terrazzo flooring systems.In the planning stages of the project, the designers and architect had a vision for the medallion they wanted to create. What they didn’t know was what was technically feasible, or how refined the details could be, explained Lawrence Di Filippo of Venice Art Terrazzo Company of San Antonio, the contractor on the project.

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  • RBFCUICONIC IMAGES of Texas history come alive in this 16-foot medallion, in 54 color combinations of epoxy terrazzo, at Randolph Brooks Federal Credit Union in Live Oak, Texas.
  • RBFCUNTMA JUDGES praised the neatly mitered joints and clean colors in a16-ft medallion depicting local history.
  • RBFCUEXTREME DETAILING is achievable with terrazzo, as seen in this close-up of the credit union’s pictorial medallion.
  • RBFCUCREATING THE MEDALLION was a painstaking process, with drying time required between contiguous colors.
  • RBFCUGROUND-AND-POLISHED sand-cushion terrazzo system in seven colors was installed in the credit union’s central plaza.
  • RBFCUINSTALLED OUTDOORS are precast terrazzo benches, one of four terrazzo systems used in this award-winning project in Live Oak, Texas.
  • RBFCUA BOLD CORPORATE logo accents the lobby.
  • RBFCUEPOXY TERRAZZO, with marble and glass aggregate, compliments the interior design.
  • RBFCUTHE FINAL TOUCH to the graphic design was the artist’s and design architect’s signatures engraved into the lobby floor and the pictorial emblem.
  • RBFCUTHE FINAL TOUCH to the graphic design was the artist’s and design architect’s signatures engraved into the lobby floor and the pictorial emblem.
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