George Washington Smith Center



Washington, DC

Splatter Overlay Concrete

At the George Washington Smith Center our work was to be done to the four main entrances to the building; one on each corner of the block.  For scheduling purposes, the work was broken down to East and West side and was severely compressed between school functions, including graduation.  Some of the concrete remained, while other sections were completely replaced as part of the enhancement. After several design reviews, Hyde Concrete produced a sample mock up of a multi-color spatter overlay.  The overlay had a base of gray, but was accented with multiple colors that tie in the numerous finishes found across the one city block project.  A simple but elegant bordered pattern was added as a final architectural touch.

Between the challenging schedule, the downtown work site and the need to ensure color consistently, Hyde’s crews worked tirelessly to achieve the desired look that satisfied all parties.