Entries Open: 2020 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

The Copper Development Association and Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association seek to recognize excellence in Copper architecture and design

(McLean, VA) - Entries are now open for the 2020 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards. Architects, designers, and sheet metal contractors are invited to  submit their building projects for consideration through January 31, 2020.

For over a decade, the NACIA program has been North America’s premier award program in the field of copper architecture, craftsmanship, and design. Since its launch in 2008, the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) have recognized over 130 innovative copper projects. NACIA award-winning projects demonstrate a wide range of variety, including government buildings, private homes, places of worship, commercial buildings, healthcare buildings, and more – all of which can be found on CDA’s  website. A few notable projects from the last 2-3 years include:

  • The American Copper Buildings

      New York, New York

      New Construction – Wall Cladding

      Architect: SHoP Architects

  • Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute C

     Tempe, Arizona

     New Construction – Wall Cladding

     Architect: ZGF

     Exterior Envelope Sub-contractor: Kovach Building Enclosures

  • West Block Rehabilitation Project Parliamentary Hill

     Ottawa, Ontario

     Restoration – Roofing

     Architect: Arcop/Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects in Joint Venture

Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather and Little Ltd.

In order to meet requirements for eligibility, the projects must be located in the United States or Canada, feature a significant application of architectural copper alloys, and have been completed between 2017 and 2020. Winning projects are chosen by a panel of experts and professionals in the copper industry, and judgements are based on:

  • Sustainable copper solutions
  • Green copper strategies
  • Copper system design
  • Integration of copper alloys with the overall building design
  • Craftsmanship of installation
  • Excellence in innovation or restoration

Groups or individuals who submit an award-winning project will receive recognition on CDA’s website as well as promotion in various publications.

Visit the NACIA’s  Call for Entries Page to submit your project.

About CDA

The Copper Development Association is the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in the USA. Learn more on our website at  copper.org

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