The nickname for the University of Missouri in Columbia is “Mizzou”. When drawing up the plans to renovate and expand the Brady Student Commons into a new Student Center, the school naturally wanted to incorporte the beloved “Mizzou” name into the design. They decided to accomplish this using Micro-Topo XT on a 10’ – 4” wide circular band spanning 340’ of the main walk area. The lettering template was created based on the font information provided by the University. Layout of the color seperations and placement of the logos was difficult because interior walls were constructed before the layout was complete. After grinding the floor and applying the base coat, finish coats were applied in three colors, followed by a wax coat. Edges had to be cut to keep the layout after grinding, and for outside carpet lines.
Due to a tight schedule, multiple crafts were working in the same area. Foot bridges were built across the Micro-Top XT in a number of places to provide access from one side to the other. In order to protect the work in progress, the Micro-Top XT had to be covered with Masonite every day after work, and then covered in craft paper and Masonite after completion, until all construction was complete. The result of all this hard work and attention to detail is a meeting place sure to instill “Mizzou” pride in all its visitors
Gray Design Group
KCI Construction Co.
Bomanite Toppings Systems - Micro-Top XT by Bomanite