Gaillard Center
Charleston, SC

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This elegant 60s-style renovation is in keeping with the historic fabric of the city. The 9,000 square feet of epoxy terrazzo in five colors is installed in a galleria promenade running the width of the building. Intricate patterns anchor both levels of this grand central space, with calming tone-on-tone neutrals and complementary geometries of the floor and ceiling. The detailed brass strip design alternates diamond panels in two colors that become increasingly larger as they radiate out from the center. The design continues into the elevator cabs, and the two grand sets of radial precast terrazzo stairs lead to the upper floor, where the pattern continues.

Architect
Earl Swensson Associates
Nashville, TN

Designer
David Schwarz Architects
Washington, DC

Terrazzo Contractor
David Allen Company
Raleigh, NC

General Contractor
Skanska/Trident – A Joint Venture
Charleston, SC

Owner
City of Charleston
Charleston, SC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Wausau Tile

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Photographer
Matt Silk

The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. is a full service Non-Profit Trade Association headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas. The Association establishes national standards for all Terrazzo floor and wall systems and provides complete specifications, color plates and general information to architects and designers at no cost.


National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
PO Box 2605
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
800.323.9736
Fax: 888.362.2770
info@ntma.com