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Duke Ellington School of the Arts
Washington, DC
2018 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Roman Mosaic & Tile Co.
Linthicum, MD


This terrazzo project was part of a $160 million renovation and expansion of an 1898 Classical Revival style building. The aging National Landmark was transformed into a top-tier, 600–student facility, with a contemporary design and materials. In the four-story atrium, academic and performance venues revolve around the suspended oval of the 800-seat Duke Ellington Theater. On the ground floor, the spectacular stylized image of Ellington is formed of poured-in-place epoxy terrazzo and laser-cut aluminum divider strips.

Architect/ Designer/Artist
Cox Graae + Spack Architects
Washington, DC

Lance Bailey & Associates
Washington, DC

General Contractor
GCS-Sigal, LLC
Arlington, VA

Owner
District of Columbia Public Schools
Washington, DC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Suppliers
Precast Terrazzo Enterprises
Romoco Precast Terrazzo Products

Logo Supplier
Creative Edge Master Shop

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

Photographer
Brycen Fischer Photography