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Goucher College Athenaeum
Towson, Maryland
2010 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
Roman Mosaic and Tile Company
Linthicum, Maryland

The Goucher College Athenaeum is the new sustainable flagship building on the Goucher campus, weaving together the various threads of life at the college in one signature building. The space will accommodate student meetings, guest speaker presentations, student performances and even a partnering relationship with the community, capable of handling town hall style meetings. The design and detailing of the Athenaeum is inspired by the modernist crafted aesthetic for which the Goucher campus is increasingly well-known. The 14,800 square feet of the Forum space was created with a simple, but elegant two-color terrazzo finish with a cast in place cove seating area and stairs flowing throughout the entire amphitheater. The mix design was driven by LEED requirements, incorporating 100% clear plate glass and single faceted mirror glass, creating a naturalistic cement gray floor with depth and sparkle.


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Architect
RMJM
Princeton, New Jersey

General Contractor
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Chantilly, Virginia

Owner
Goucher College
Towson, Maryland

Resin/Cement Supplier
Terroxy Resin Systems
West Chicago, Illinois

Chip Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, Illinois

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes
Delaware, Ohio

Other Significant Material Supplier
Romoco

Precast Terrazzo Products
Manheim, Pennsylvania