The University of South Carolina School of Business Administration and Economics
Spartanburg, SC
David Allen Company
2011 Honor Award Winner

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The University of South Carolina School of Business Administration and Economics is a project that showcases epoxy terrazzo. A four-color design scheme, laid out as a border-and-field pattern reinforces the architecture of each room. The neutral matrix colors allow the hue to be created by the rich colors of the natural stone aggregate. The design was chosen to mimic a traditional sand cushion terrazzo system while drawing on the design flexibility of epoxy. The field was divided into square and diamond shapes, depending on the architectural expression of the room. Borders contain metal stylized currency symbols, meant to reinforce the mission of the building as a business school. Within the terrazzo floor there are hybrid dollars and cents symbols,s which also double as the “SC” abbreviation for South Carolina. Other symbols include the Euro, the Pound, and the Yen/Yaun, with a fourth symbol incorporating all three. Metal currency symbols were brought into the lobby where an elaborate design of divider strips serves to communicate the theme of the building.

McMillan Smith & Partners Architects, PLLC
Greenville, SC

General Contractor
Linbeck Group, LLC
Ft. Worth, TX

CPF Properties II
Spartanburg, SC

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes
Delaware, OH

Design Architect
David M. Schwarz Architects, Inc.
Washington, DC

Aggregate Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply
Wheeling, IL

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