By Marcy Marro
Metal's role in architecture takes center stage this month with
the announcement of the winners of the 2011 Metal Architecture
Design Awards. This is always one of my favorite times of the year
at Metal Architecture, mainly because I love looking at all of the
cool projects. It never ceases to amaze me how architects are
pushing the design envelope and the interesting ways in which metal
is being used in those designs.
Choosing the winners for Metal Architecture's annual Design
Awards is always a difficult and challenging task for our judges'
panel. With more than 100 submissions, this year was no different.
I would like to thank our three judges-Tony Cosentino, Andrew
Cottrell and Mark Dewalt-for taking the time to go through all of
the entries and come to an agreement on all of the winners.
This year's winners really know how to make metal shine in their
designs, with projects located everywhere from San Diego to New
York, and Canada to Qatar. As the grand award winner, Randall
Stout's Art Gallery of Alberta leads the pack, which includes two
buildings on college campuses that are a part of the Maricopa
Community College District in Arizona.
Click here to see all of the winners of this year's
Congratulations to all of the Design Award winners. And to all of
the architects, keep designing. I can't wait to see what projects
grace the pages of the magazine in the future.