Eight Building Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

The Copper Development Association (CDA) awarded eight, innovative copper building projects in the United States and Canada as part of its annual North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program. With a newfound consideration for healthy design in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, designers are turning to the timeless metal for its sustainable and antimicrobial properties.

Launched in 2008, the NACIA awards program recognizes copper’s versatile use in building construction and promotes its innovative applications. Winning projects represent a wide variety of design styles and buildings including residential structures, government facilities, and museums—all of which were executed with remarkable detail, creativity, and craftsmanship.

“The future is bright for copper innovation,” said Stephen Knapp, the director of the Strip, Sheet, & Plate Council for CDA. “The 2020 winners demonstrate the versatility and great natural beauty of copper, and showcase the skill and vision of their installers and specifiers in bringing these designs to fruition.”

The eight winning projects were selected by leading experts in the use of copper in architecture. Judges make their selections based on the presence and use of copper and technique throughout the project, the quality of copper installation and function, and when applicable, the significance of the project at hand—whether historic, modern, or otherwise. A complete list of winners can be found below and project details with photos can be viewed within the NACIA 2020 Awards page.

Antiquarian Hall
Worcester, Massachusetts
Patina Artist: DLSS Manufacturing Architect: Samuel Anderson Architects
Ballet Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee
Architect: Archimania
Boat Barn
Bay Head, New Jersey
Architect: Brandes Maselli Architects
Roofing Contractor: Schuler Roofing
Cascade County Courthouse
Great Falls, Montana
General Contractor: Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
Architect: A&E Architects, PC.
Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Dallas, Texas
Architect: OMNIPLAN Architects
Sheet Metal Contractor: Baker Triangle
Ottawa Residence
Rockliffe Park, Ontario
Sheet Metal Contractor: Raymond Group
Architect: Barry J. Hobin & Associates
McGill University, Macdonald-Harrington Restoration
Montreal, Quebec
Architect: EVOQ Architecture, Inc.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Les Couvertures Saint-Leonard
Starbucks Reserve Roasterie
New York, New York
Sheet Metal Contractor: A. Zahner Company

Source: Copper Development Association

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