A groundbreaking facility designed and constructed with intention behind every decision, the crown jewels of the Center for Health & Wellbeing (CHWB) are the seven 6-foot resin-and-terrazzo medallions placed in the Commons’ terrazzo floor. Immensely intricate in detail and deliberate in their design, the medallions were created by Keri Caffrey, a local artist and Rollins College Fine Arts graduate who has worked with the Winter Park Health Foundation for more than two decades.
This month, The National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association, Inc. (NTMA) recognized the medallions with its 2020 Honor Award. The NTMA’s Honor Awards are given annually to outstanding projects across the United States that use terrazzo materials and mosaic design. The team at CHWB worked with Caffrey as artist, Jack Jennings & Sons as contractors, architects from Duda | Paine, and Terrazzo Contractors from David Allen Company in Raleigh, N.C., to bring the medallions to life.
From the NTMA’s Honor Award Announcement:
“This health center integrates the realms of fitness, medicine, and wellness. This installation demonstrates the versatility of epoxy terrazzo as an artistic medium, with six medallions in 30 colors, set to advantage against a muted floor and rich woodwork. Intricate strip work went into the medallions, which take inspiration from the Seven Dimensions of Wellbeing and are both striking art pieces and symbols to orient visitors and reinforce branding. Black PVC divider strips provide maximum contrast between the vibrant resin colors. The steps incorporating metal inlay lettering consist of two-piece precast terrazzo.”
The medallions are both stimulating art pieces and functional way-finders. The medallion that relates to physical wellbeing features lush greens and vibrant fruits and is steps outside Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen. The medallion reflecting social wellbeing, alive with buzzing bees working together, has been placed near the Community Conference Center; the medallion illustrating physical wellbeing is located near the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center. The collection of seven medallions gives visitors clues into their potential as healthy, whole members of their community, and into the Center’s mission.
About the NTMA
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.