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2009 Honor Award
Southern Tile & Terrazzo Company, Inc.
WALNUT BEND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Houston, Texas

The architect, working with the school's science instructor, asked her class to research eagles and to gather facts, poems, quotes, maps, etc. about eagles that could be incorporated into the flooring. The goal being that during the course of the day, in walking through the building, students, teachers and visitors would discover different elements about eagles. The sand cushioned terrazzo was envisioned to mimic the forest floor, including colors found there. The architects worked with the terrazzo subcontractor to select colors which represented materials found on the forest floor, by utilizing samples collected by the architect locally - including pine needles, bark, and leaves. Instructional elements incorporated into the sand cushion terrazzo include a map of the state of Texas showing counties and native ranges of eagles in the state, and a skeleton of the eagle with the parts called out. This terrazzo floor contributed to Walnut Bend Elementary School's Gold Level LEED certification

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Architect
VLK Architects, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Designer/Artist
VLK Architects, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Terrazzo Contractor
Southern Tile & Terrazzo Company, Inc.
Houston, Texas
General Contractor
Drymalla Construction Company
Columbus, TX
Owner
Houston Independent School District
Houston, TX
Chip Supplier
Continental Terrazzo Supply, Inc.
Houston, Texas
Chip Supplier
Terrazzo & Marble Supply Company
Wheeling, Illinois
Chip Producer
Cactus Canyon Quarries, Inc.
Marble Falls, Texas
Chip Producer
TAA/Bilbrough Marble
San Saba, Texas
Divider Strip Supplier
National Metal Shapes
Delaware, Ohio
Divider Strip Supplier
Manhattan American Terrazzo Strip Company
Staley, North Carolina
  Cement Supplier
Lehigh Portland Cement Company
Waco, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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