The NACIA awards program, organized by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association, recognizes and promotes building projects in the United States and Canada for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The annual awards program showcases a wide range of projects, all of which highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail and architectural vision.
“The 2019 winners display a great balance of innovative wall cladding structures and historical Restoration projects, which is very indicative of the architectural trends we’re seeing across North America,” said Stephen Knapp, the Director of the Strip, Sheet & Plate Council for CDA. “Copper is truly one of the most versatile and sustainable building materials available. As the green building trend continues, we expect to see the material increasingly utilized to achieve various certifications and environmental goals.”
For example, the design team for Arizona State University’s LEED Platinum seeking building, the Biodesign Institute C, specified the metal specifically for its eco-friendly properties. The 2019 NACIA winner is wrapped in a screen of thousands of perforated, naturally finished copper panels that contribute to the building’s energy efficiency and sustainability targets.
Additionally, tens of thousands of pounds of copper were used by the award-winning firms to complete nine wall-cladding projects, five roofing restoration projects and one interior ornamental application. These include five educational buildings, four government facilities, two residences, a museum, a performing and visual arts center, a retail complex and a community center. In total, five Canadian- and 10 U.S.-based projects received an award.
Since its launch in 2008, the NACIA awards program has awarded 144 projects across three categories: new construction, restoration and ornamental applications. This year’s award-winners include the following projects:
- Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute C – Tempe, Arizona
- Coolidge Corner School – Brookline, Massachusetts
- Gap Cove House – Rockport, Massachusetts
- Hidden Path Residence – Shelter Island, New York
- Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre – Vancouver, British Columbia
- Lamplighter School Innovation Lab – Fayetteville, Arkansas
- Midtown Center – Washington, D.C.
- Pablo Center at the Confluence – Eau Claire, Wisconsin
o Architect: ZGF, Exterior Envelope Sub-Contractor: Kovach Building Enclosures
o Architect: HMFH Architects, Inc., Roofing Contractor: Stanley Roofing Company, Inc.
o Architect: Ruhl Studio Architects, Sheet Metal Contractor: Paul John and Son
o Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Roofing Contractor: TRM Enterprises
o Architect: Formline Architecture
o Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects, Sheet Metal Contractor: Sterling Roof Systems
o Architect: SHoP Architects, Façade Contractor (Fabricator and Installer): Oldcastle Building Envelope
o Architect: Holzman Moss Bottino Architecture, Sheet Metal Contractor: Division V Sheet Metal
- Dartmouth College Baker Tower Renovations – Hanover, New Hampshire
- Postal Station B – Ottawa, Ontario
- Saint Roch de I’Achigan City Hall – Saint Roch de I’Achigan, Quebec
- Steeples Square – Dubuque, Iowa
- The Hispanic Society of America Museum and Library – New York, New York
- Voltigeurs de Quebec Armoury – Quebec, Quebec
o Sheet Metal Contractor: Mahan Slate Roofing Co., Inc.
o Architect: Schoeler Heaton and Robertson Martin Architects in joint venture, Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather and Little Ltd.
o Architect: Affleck de la Riva architectes, Sheet Metal Contractor: Couverture Montreal Nord
o Architect: Jeffrey Morton Associated, Sheet Metal Contractor: The Durable Restoration Company
o Consulting Architect: WJE Engineers & Architects, P.C., Sheet Metal Fabricator: Gotham Metalworks
o Architect: Architecture49 Inc., Sheet Metal Contractor: Toitures Falardeau
- Senate of Canada – Ottawa, Ontario
o Architect: Diamond Schmitt Architects and KWC Architects in joint venture, Bronze Fabrication: MCM 2001