Springfield-Branson National Airport, Midfield Terminal
Springfield, Missouri
DESCO Coatings, Inc.
2010 Honor Award Winner

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Owners of the Springfield-Branson National Airport knew they wanted terrazzo in their new 11,744 square foot facility. They liked its versatility and unlimited design potential. It felt like a natural choice to feature their region in terrazzo. Using blue epoxy terrazzo, the four man-made lakes of the Ozarks’ White River Valley are laid out with map-like accuracy. Mother of pearl was used for shimmer in the water and elegance on the shore. The lakes are outlined in brass to separate waterways from land. Natural river rock was hand placed into the terrazzo by the designer to emphasize the glacial effect that created the original lakes. Mother of pearl was also personally sprinkled by the designer into the black terrazzo used on the base of 31 light trees. Kent Boyd says he and others in the airport’s Public Information and Marketing office underestimated the impact the terrazzo would have on visitors. Boyd said, “Many stop and stare. Once they realize they’re seeing a map of the lakes, some try to locate their favorite fishing cove in the swirling detail.”

Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida

Reynolds, Smith and Hills, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida

Connie Turner Interiors, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida

Terrazzo Contractor
DESCO Coatings, Inc.
Olathe, Kansas

General Contractor
Walton Construction Company, LLC
Kansas City, Missouri

Springfield/Branson National Airport Board
City of Springfield, Missouri

Resin/Cement Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, Illinois

Chip Supplier
Continental Terrazzo Supply, Inc.
Houston, Texas

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, North Carolina

Expansion Strips
National Metal Shapes
Delaware, Ohio

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