University of Michigan 
Biomedical Sciences
Research Building

Ann Arbor, MI
2015 Honor Award Winner


Terrazzo Contractor
Michielutti Bros., Inc.
Eastpointe, MI

An eye-catching linear terrazzo pattern in the lobby and atrium distinguishes this 20,000-square-foot project. In an interplay of four colors, stripes within stripes are superimposed on a large stripe of another angle and interspersed with random, abstract cloud forms, creating a sense of space and spaciousness. Epoxy mortar was chosen for the underlayment to correct an irregular substrate depth that varied from 1/16 inch to two inches.  Precast terrazzo treads and risers with exposed stringers connect the upper and lower floors while poured-in-place tread and risers flow seamlessly into the floor and wall panels that separate the upper and lower lobby.


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Ennead Architects
New York, NY

General Contractor
Gilbane/Clark Joint Venture
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Suppliers
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Supplier
Angelozzi Precast Terrazzo Products

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Robert Michielutti, Jr.