Maumus Center
Arabi, LA
2016 Honor Award Winner

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This 15,800-square-foot installation in 18 colors in a science museum is a fascinating showcase for the potential of terrazzo, the design successfully blending simplicity with high impact. The Milky-way design in the lobby welcomes visitors with free-form stars and black holes. The 850-square-foot outdoor sun calendar, built into two-and-a-half-inch bonded cement terrazzo, accurately indicates time and date with a beam of light. The brass arcs were laid out and bent in the field, and over 1,000 individual solid half-inch brass discs were water-jet cut and placed by hand, requiring perfect precision.

Waggonner & Ball Architects
New Orleans, LA

Terrazzo Contractor
American Tile & Terrazzo Co.
Metairie, LA

General Contractor
Gibbs Construction
New Orleans, LA

St. Bernard Parish School Board
Chalmette, LA

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Co.

Precast Supplier
Wausau Tile

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

David Laudadio

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
Fax: 888.362.2770