MONONA TERRACE COMMUNITY
AND CONVENTION CENTER
The 16 restrooms at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center were viewed as some of the 'coolest bathrooms in Madison,' according to this June, 2014 Madison.com article by Michelle Stocker. TileArt was invited to collaborate with the Monona Terrace Design Committee, to create the custom concave and convex border tiles that were installed in all 16 restrooms inside the building in January, 2014. The rooftop restrooms were renovated in late 2015.
Every restroom in this building is a different shape and size, so preparing a preliminary proposal for the quantity of tile materials and an estimate for installation labor was a challenging contribution by TileArt. The total estimate for renovating the 16 restrooms was $1.2 million, according to this July, 2013 Capital Times article by Mike Ivey.
TileArt is thankful to have been able to provide design services and materials for the 2 rows of convex and concave border tile on the walls, as well as design services for the pattern of the tile on the floors. It was a pleasure to be involved with this Gold level-certified building for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). A WI State Journal article from November, 2015, by Gabrielle DiBenedetto, announced the award.
According to this article, “Monona Terrace’s certification includes high marks in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.” The improvements attracted more environmentally conscious groups that contributed an estimated $16.7 million during 2014 to the Madison area. Monona Terrace Executive Director Gregg McManners said, "We want to be a leader in energy and materials use and to support our area's reputation of being a sustainable place to live, work and play."