Richard T. Farmer
School of Business

Miami University
Oxford, Ohio

2010 Honor Award Winner


Terrazzo Contractor
Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company
Louisville, Kentucky

The design concept had to incorporate large spaces, functionality and distinction. At 218,000 square feet, this building was designed to combine the administration offices, multi-use conference areas and classrooms necessary for the operation of the business school. The color options for terrazzo were extensive, thereby allowing the designer to mirror a travertine look by using a creamy epoxy enriched with an array of chips. The design team was able to customize each terrazzo color by combining different tones of marble and mother of pearl to create a sense of depth in the floor. The installation of brass divider strips was one of the biggest undertakings in this project due to the large amount of strip required to create the intricate patterns. The design features a checkerboard pattern comprised of eighteen-inch squares with borders running around and through these patterned areas. The project included six terrazzo precast staircases, terrazzo caps for the atrium openings and stair stringers. In addition to being a beautiful project, the environmentally friendly approach and terrazzo flooring contributed points toward the project’s silver LEED certification.

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Moody Nolan, Inc.
Columbus, Ohio

Robert A. M. Stern Associates
New York, New York

General Contractor
Monarch Construction Company
Cinncinnati, Ohio

Chip Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, Illinois

Chip Producer
Texas Architectural Aggregate
San Saba, Texas

Chip Producer
Cactus Canyon Quarries, Inc.
Marble Falls, Texas

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, North Carolina