2022 Honor Award Winner
Fort McDowell Casino
Fort McDowell, Arizona


Terrazzo Contractor
Advance Terrazzo Company

Phoenix, AZ

This engaging design in epoxy terrazzo, with nine striking colors and sparkling with glass and mirror aggregate, tells the stories of the local indigenous peoples through traditional basket patterns. It also represents the harsh beauty of the desert, with fire, water, and earth motifs, and a terrazzo river winding through this new casino. A composition of concentric circles representing Montezuma’s Wall, an ancient natural spring central to the Yavapai Creation Story, is the installation’s focal point. The terrazzo craftsmen worked closely with the design team to refine the original drawings for the terrazzo divider strip layout.

Thalden Boyd Architects
Olivette, MO

General Contractor
Kitchell Contractors, Inc. of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Fort McDowell, AZ

Resin Supplier
Key Resin Company

Aggregate Supplier
Continental Terrazzo Supply

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Co.

PT Design
Thalden Boyd Architects