Raleigh Durham International Airport
(Renovation & Expansion) – Raleigh, NC
2012 Honor Award Winner

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This airport design was inspired by the theme “hand-made and mind-made,” intertwining the region’s landscape, heritage and economy throughout. A quilt pattern woven into the epoxy terrazzo pays homage to the textile industry of the area. Soothing earth-tone colors complement the terminal’s vast wood beams and open spaces. In the baggage claim, an indoor-outdoor art piece brings nature into the building, with a large oak tree and embedded glass emblems extending through a large glass exterior wall.

Fentress Architects
Washington, DC
Obrien Atkins Associates
Research Triangle Park, NC

Resin Supplier:
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

Terrazzo Contractor:
David Allen Company
Raleigh, NC

Aggregate Suppliers:
Justice Products
Terrazzo & Marble Supply

General Contractor:
Archer Western Contractors
Morrisville, NC

Precast Product Supplier:
Precast Terrazzo Enterprises

Raleigh Durham International Airport Authority
Raleigh, NC

Divider Strip Supplier:
National Metal Shapes

Photos by David Laudadio


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