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Philip Simmons Elementary
& Middle School
Wando, SC
2018 Honor Award Winner

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Terrazzo Contractor
David Allen Company

Raleigh, NC


This creative epoxy thin-set terrazzo installation in ten colors honors this new school’s namesake, Philip Simmons, a celebrated local artist and blacksmith. The floor recreates ten different decorative ironwork designs. The intricate compositions were waterjet-cut and outlined in black plastic divider strips to best capture the look of iron. The black plastic strips are extended to the two water-jet-cut logo medallions. Fine aluminum divider strips elsewhere in the relatively simple floor patterns keep the focus on the ironwork designs, which perform as way-finders within the school.

Architect
LS3P
Charleston, SC

General Contractor
Contract Construction
Irmo, SC

Owner
Berkeley County School District
Moncks Corner, SC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Suppliers
Justice Products/Southern Aggregates
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Photographer
Brad Hedges