Gaillard Center
Charleston, SC
2016 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
David Allen Company
Raleigh, NC

This elegant 60s-style renovation is in keeping with the historic fabric of the city. The 9,000 square feet of epoxy terrazzo in five colors is installed in a galleria promenade running the width of the building. Intricate patterns anchor both levels of this grand central space, with calming tone-on-tone neutrals and complementary geometries of the floor and ceiling. The detailed brass strip design alternates diamond panels in two colors that become increasingly larger as they radiate out from the center. The design continues into the elevator cabs, and the two grand sets of radial precast terrazzo stairs lead to the upper floor, where the pattern continues.


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Architect
Earl Swensson Associates

Nashville, TN

Designer
David Schwarz Architects

Washington, DC

General Contractor
Skanska/Trident – A Joint Venture

Charleston, SC

Owner
City of Charleston

Charleston, SC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Wausau Tile

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Photographer
Matt Silk