We’re excited to announce that one of our 2011 projects, Sacramento International Airport Central Terminal B, has been honored with two awards—one for the acoustical ceiling design and one for the terrazzo flooring. Earning the 2011 Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association (CISCA) Founder’s Award, the project used reclaimed native Redwood trees that had been languishing in an empty building on a decommissioned Army base. In 1997, Sacramento had torn down a bridge made of Redwood, replacing it with a modern steel structure. The new Central Terminal B made use of this reclaimed Redwood, which is a material known for its beauty and durability. The wood, which was used to create the award-winning acoustical ceilings, worked seamlessly with the overall design theme, which captures the area’s rich history and culture to create a unique sense of place and a gateway to Northern California.
In addition to the CISCA Founder’s Award, the Central Terminal B was also honored with a 2012 Honor Award from the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association (NTMA). The materials for this project included fourteen different colors of terrazzo, formulated with natural marble and mother of pearl. Illustrated throughout the airport, 1,000 water-jet cut letters, set in the terrazzo, tell the story of the city and its landscape.
A special congrats and thanks to 9Wood, Inc., Spacetone Acoustics, Inc., Creative Alternative, Finish Line and Pinnacle Distribution for their hard work on the amazing acoustical ceiling design! Also, thanks to the Corradini Corporation and General Polymers Terrazzo for their great work on the terrazzo flooring (To view more images on acoustical ceiling, visit http://9wood.com/projects/view/1262; for images of the terrazzo flooring, please visit http://www.ntma.com/my-publishing/book.swf). We are honored to have worked with such talented people on this project.