“We created an environment where children can learn and play,” said Fleischman. “And, we looked at tile as a major player in that environment.”
The use of colored tiles on the exterior of the buildings was an inventive way to create a vibrant, playful display of color throughout the campus of the Cleveland Job Corps Center. It also illustrated a unique and fresh design, which encourages expressiveness.
“The entire campus is alive with color,” said Fleischman. “It is always in the background.”
To create diversity in the design, two Impronta Ceramiche tile formats were utilized for the exterior applications - 12-by-12 and 12-by-24.
Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects was recently honored by the Ceramic Tiles of Italy for his creative use of Italian porcelain tile. Fleischman attended an awards ceremony held during Coverings 2008 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, to accept the First Place Award in the “Institutional” category.