University of Minnesota, Northrop Auditorium
Minneapolis, MN
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In this multilevel project, 44,000 square-feet of terrazzo is divided between sand-cushion on lower floors and epoxy terrazzo on the upper. In addition, 10,000 square-feet of 87-year-old sand cushion terrazzo was polished to a like-new finish. For sound insulation, an epoxy undercoat with ground rubber tires was installed on the upper floors. With its six monolithic, muted tones accented by heavy top divider strip, the floor design honors the character of the architecture. The 10 poured-in-place stairways, with numerous curbs, plinths and stairs with polished edges, stringers and six-inch gutters, all hand ground, are meticulously executed.

Architect, Designer/Artist
Hammel, Green & Abrahamson (HGA), Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Terrazzo Contractor
Advance Terrazzo and Tile Co., Inc.
Coon Rapids, MN

General Contractor
JE Dunn
Eden Prairie, MN

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN

Resin Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Aggregate Suppliers
Continental Terrazzo Supply
Southern Aggregates/Justice Products
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Companies

Precast Suppliers
Romoco Precast Terrazzo Products
Wausau Tile

Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company

Ben Stoner Photography




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