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Artist-Designed Terrazzo Floors at PHX Sky Train Receive AwardArtist-Designed Terrazzo Floors at PHX Sky Train Receive Award<div class="ExternalClass05D9FE4DE37F49CBBDC2AFE53ADF291F"><p>The artist-designed terrazzo floor at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport's PHX Sky Train® Terminal 3 Station and passenger connector bridge has been named "<a href="http://ntma.com/phoenix-sky-harbor-international-airport/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">2015 Job of the Year</span></a>" by the National Terrazzo and Mosaic Association (NTMA). The award was given to Corradini Terrazzo, of Fountain Valley, Calif., which produced the floors. The PHX Sky Train public art project was selected from among 39 terrazzo projects nationwide. </p><p>"This project is a feat of master craftsmanship and achievement of design intent, demonstrating the craftsmanship of the terrazzo contractor and illustrating the design flexibility of terrazzo as an artistic medium," said Richard Bruns, NTMA executive director. </p><p>The NTMA cited the 24,000-square-foot project at the Terminal 3 station for its dynamic use of intense colors, 3D effects and graceful interplay of shapes over patterns. Designed by Diné (Navajo)/Acoma textile artist Janelle Stanley, who now resides in Chicago, the geometric terrazzo patterns were inspired by traditional Navajo pottery, jewelry and weaving motifs. The designs incorporate seven colors and more than 5,000 waterjet-cut terrazzo shapes in five sizes.</p><p>This is the second time the artist-designed floors at the PHX Sky Train have received the NTMA's Job of the Year recognition. Floors at the 44<sup>th</sup> Street, East Economy Lot Terminal 4 PHX Sky Train stations, produced by Advance Terrazzo, won the award in 2013. </p><p>The PHX Sky Train's terrazzo floors were commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program with Aviation percent-for-art funds. </p><p>"How exciting for the Phoenix Sky Train public art project to be selected once again as NTMA's Job of the Year - congratulations," said Councilwoman Pastor, chairwoman of the City Council Parks, Arts, Transparency and Education Subcommittee. "I also congratulate our Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission on its 30th anniversary." </p><p>"Phoenix is known for our vibrant arts and culture, so we are glad that travelers visiting our Terminal 3 station will be greeted by this award-winning art," said Councilwoman Gallego.</p><p>Celebrating its 30<sup>th</sup> anniversary in 2015, the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission was established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985 to advance the growth and development of the city's arts and cultural community. For more information about the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="/arts"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/arts</span></a>, call 602-262-4637 or TTY 602-534-5500, or follow the Office of Arts and Culture on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a> or Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/phxarts_culture"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@phxarts_culture</span></a>.</p></div>5/1/2015 8:00:00 PMMonica Hernandez602-262-6180