2024 Honor Awards

Newark Liberty International Airport

Newark, NJ

2024 NTMA Job of the Year

Terrazzo Contractor

T. Yorie Corp. Allentown, PA

This newly constructed LEED-certified terminal’s understated European-style design and imaginative use of light, space, and color offer an inviting space for travelers. In the impeccably composed interior, the subtle aviation-themed design and fresh color palette of the 555,000 square-foot terrazzo floor echoed in the ceiling, enhances the streamlined aesthetic without overpowering it.

Showcasing high-caliber craftsmanship, intricate terrazzo patterning comprising over 1,000 handset zinc chevrons guides passengers through the terminal. The poured-in-place floors were handcrafted to meet a remarkable flatness tolerance of one-eighth inch in 10 feet throughout the expansive installation.

Another impressive feature of the project is the precast cement terrazzo stairs. Over 3,600 linear feet of four-inch-thick tread-and-riser units are installed on 22 flights of stairs throughout the terminal. Value engineering also played a role in the project to maximize terrazzo square footage by using one consistent aggregate blend of glass, mother-of-pearl, mirror, and marble throughout various epoxy matrix colors. A harmonious fusion of design and functionality, these solid and seamless terrazzo floors were built to handle the high-traffic environment of a busy major airport, delivering optimal ease of maintenance and unbeatable resilience.



New York, NY



Terrazzo Contractor

T. Yorie Corp.

Allentown, PA



General Contractor

Tutor Perini Corporation

Sylmar, CA


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

New York, NY



Resin Supplier

Master Terrazzo Technologies



Aggregate Supplier

Arim, Inc.

Precast Supplier

Wausau Tile



Divider Strip Supplier

National Metal Shapes




Michael Blackburn

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