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CDA Announces 2020 NACIA Award Winners

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.

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Antiquarian Hall, Worcester, Mass.
Patina Artist: DLSS Manufacturing
Sheet Metal Contractor: Cold Hollow Contraction
Architect: Samuel Anderson Architects

Ballet Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.
Architect: Archimania
Manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum Corporation
General Contractor: Grinder, Taber, & Grinder, Inc.

Boat Barn, Bay Head, N.J.
Architect: Brandes Maselli Architects
Roofing Contractor: Schuler Roofing

Cascade County Courthouse, Great Falls, Mont.
General Contractor: Renaissance Roofing Inc.
Architect: A&E Architects PC
Consulting Architect & Sheet Metal Contact: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.
Owner: Cascade County

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum, Dallas
Architect: OMNIPLAN Architects
Sheet Metal Contractor: Baker Triangle
General Contractor: Austin Commercial
Structural Engineer: Datum Architects
Civil Engineer: Walter P Moore
Exterior Copper Manufacturer: Hussey Copper
Interior Copper Manufacturer: Arubis
Exhibit Designer: Berenbaum, Jacobs & Associates
MEP Engineer: Blum Consulting Engineers

Ottawa Residence, Rockliffe Park, Ontario
Sheet Metal Contractor: Raymond Group
General Contractor: Roca Homes
Architect: Barry J. Hobin & Associates
Structural Engineer: WSP
Civil Enginer: D.B. Gray Engineering,= Inc.
Interior Designer: Danielle Hannah
Landscape Designer: Sharanne Paquette

McGill University, Macdonald-Harrington Restoration, Montreal, Quebec
Architect: EVOQ Architecture Inc.
General Contractor: Saint-Denis Thompson Inc.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Les Couvertures Saint-Leonard
Tinsmith: Perron et fils

Starbucks Reserve Roasterie, New York City
Sheet Metal Contractor: A. Zahner Company
Owner: Starbucks