2022 Honor Award Winner
University of Minnesota
Pillsbury Hall
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Terrazzo Contractor
Advance Terrazzo & Tile Co. Inc.

Coon Rapids, MN 

Three subtle shades of terrazzo distinguish functional zones in this renovation of an 1889 building.  Light-reflecting classic white was specified in the central corridor and the poured-in-place open elliptical staircase, with mirror and glass aggregate for dimension. Much of the terrazzo in the main halls was installed over the original heavy timber-framed floors, so the undulating substrate was reinforced. Care was taken to factor in deflection limits and floor leveling. With its arches and patterns, the hall has been called “the best remaining example of 19th-century architecture on
the campus.”

Architect
Architecture Advantage
St. Paul, MN

General Contractor
JE Dunn Construction
Minneapolis, MN

Owner 
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Resin Supplier
Sherwin-Williams Company

Aggregate Supplier
Klein and Company

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

Photographer
Farm Kid Studios