Wake County Justice Center
Raleigh, NC
2014 Honor Award Winner


Terrazzo Contractor
David Allen Company
Raleigh, NC

Versatile, durable and design flexible, terrazzo was specified for 90,000 square feet in the common areas of this public building. The floor design recalls the inlaid patterns and marquetry of the art deco style of the city’s historic structures. In a style neither purely traditional nor purely modern, multicolor chevrons, ribs, and banding patterns unify the design elements and define spaces throughout the zones and levels of the building. Marble aggregates complement the wood and stone wall panels, with glass, porcelain, and mother-of-pearl added for depth and sparkle. The focal point in the lobby is a monumental staircase with three landings and outstandingly clean lines.


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O’Brian/Atkins Associates
Research Triangle Park, NC

HOK Architects
Washington, DC

General Contractor
Barnhill/Balfour Beatty, Joint Venture
Raleigh, NC

Wake County
Raleigh, NC

Resin Supplier
Master Terrazzo Technologies

Aggregate Suppliers
Continental Terrazzo Supply
Southern Aggregates (Justice Products)
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Products Supplier
Precast Terrazzo Enterprises

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Master Terrazzo Technologies, Jim Guy