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Indiana University, Luddy Hall
Bloomington, IN

Terrazzo Contractor
The Blakley Corporation • Indianapolis, IN

This cascading monumental staircase, alternating with integrated wooden bench seating and adjacent focus booths, warmly invites students to gather and study. To give the stairs the appearance of a fully poured-in-place system while expediting the process, all vertical elements of the stairs were pre-cast offsite and installed in a pre-grout condition,. All horizontal elements were then poured-in-place, followed by grouting and grinding, Pre-made expansion joints and abrasive aggregate for the stair nosing also helped expedite the process. The stairs were designed for safety compliance.

Architect
RATIO Architects, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Design Architect
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
New Haven, CT

Terrazzo Contractor
The Blakley Corporation
Indianapolis, IN

General Contractor
Weddle Bros.-
Building Group, LLC
Bloomington, IN

Owner
Indiana University Trustees
Bloomington, IN

Resin Supplier
Sherwin Williams
Company

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble-
Supply Companies

Precast Supplier
Romoco Precast-
Terrazzo Products

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal-
Shapes, Inc.

Photographer
Chris Thaman