For the interior of this building, French limestone was specified for the flooring supplied by Mees Distributors of Columbus, OH.
For all public spaces, including the atrium and lobby, Buxy Rubane limestone was used as 16- x 16-inch tiles with a honed finish. In total, over 6,000 square feet of the material was employed for the project, according to the architect.
Other stones used in the building included Juparana Colombo granite for the counter in the faculty lounge and Ramon Yellow limestone for bathroom counters, according to the architect.
â€œThe project went pretty smoothly,â€ said Miller. â€œThe only issue that came up was the decision on how the stone should be finished for the limestone floor.â€
The center was completed in October 2003 - two years after its initial construction began.
â€œSampson Talbot Hall is a biological sciences teaching and research building,â€ said the architect. â€œA major feature of the lobby is a stunning 20-foot- high by 30-foot-long freestanding wall clad in Verde Quetzal marble.â€
Just like in the Burton Morgan Center, the interior of the building also featured other stone materials in addition to the feature stone. Granite countertops are used in the bathrooms and granite and Indiana limestone are part of the building's exterior design, according to the architect.
For Talbot Hall, there were a few challenges in the construction of the building. â€œOne of the more challenging construction issues was coordinating the fabrication of the back up wall to accommodate the handrail, recessed lighting and installation of the shop fabricated marble panels,â€ explained the architect.
Overall, both new structures have received positive feedback among the university community. â€œBoth buildings have opened to enthusiastic reviews from the Denison community.â€ said Miller.