University of Michigan
Biomedical Sciences Research Building
Ann Arbor, MI
2015 Honor Award Winner

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An eye-catching linear terrazzo pattern in the lobby and atrium distinguishes this 20,000-square-foot project. In an interplay of four colors, stripes within stripes are superimposed on a large stripe of another angle and interspersed with random, abstract cloud forms, creating a sense of space and spaciousness. Epoxy mortar was chosen for the underlayment to correct an irregular substrate depth that varied from 1/16 inch to two inches.  Precast terrazzo treads and risers with exposed stringers connect the upper and lower floors while poured-in-place tread and risers flow seamlessly into the floor and wall panels that separate the upper and lower lobby.

Ennead Architects
New York, NY

Terrazzo Contractor
Michielutti Bros., Inc.
Eastpointe, MI

General Contractor
Gilbane/Clark Joint Venture
Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Suppliers
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Supplier
Angelozzi Precast Terrazzo Products

Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes

Robert Michielutti, Jr.


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National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association
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