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MCA announces design award winners

Photo: Daniel Lunghi Photography
Photo: Daniel Lunghi Photography

Eight building projects were recognized by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) at the 2015 chairman's awards show in October. The chairman's awards were given in eight categories: commercial/industrial, education, colleges and universities, education, primary and secondary schools, institutional, metal roofing, municipal and residential. One project was recognized for overall excellence. The winners were:

Overall excellence:
The Connor Group central support office, Miamisburg, Ohio
MCA member manufacturer: 3A Composites USA Inc., Statesville, N.C.
Architect: Moody Nolan, Columbus, Ohio
Contractor: Messer Construction Co., Cincinnati
Installer: Celina Glass Co., Celina, Ohio
Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication Inc., North Royalton, Ohio

Adjustable Forms Inc.'s corporate headquarters, Lombard, Ill.
MCA member manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA
MCA member metal installer: Tuschall Engineering Co., Burr Ridge, Ill.
Architect: DLR Group, Chicago
Contractor: Adjustable Forms Inc.

Education, colleges and universities:
Los Angeles Trade Technical College, Mariposa Learning Resource Center, Los Angeles
MCA member distributor: RHEINZINK America Inc., Woburn, Mass.
Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux, Chicago
Contractor: Suffolk Construction Co. Inc., Boston
Installer: Tinco Sheet Metal, Los Angeles
Fabricator: MetalTech-USA, Peachtree City, Ga.

Education, primary and secondary schools:
Intrinsic Charter School, Chicago
MCA member manufacturer: Kingspan Insulated Panels Inc., Deland, Fla.
Architect: Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago
Contractor: Clune Construction Co., Chicago
Installer: Hill Architectural Systems, Franklin Park, Ill.

University of California San Diego Jacobs Medical Center Central Plant, La Jolla, Calif.
MCA member manufacturer: Alcoa Architectural Products, Eastman, Ga.
MCA member fabricator: DAMS Inc., D. Architectural Metal Solutions Inc., Alsip, Ill.
Architect: CannonDesign, Chicago
Contractor: Kitchell Contractors Inc., Phoenix
Installer: Best Contracting Services Inc., Gardena, Calif.

Metal roofing:
Pearl Izumi North American Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, Colo.
MCA member distributor: Drexel Metals Inc., Louisville, Ky.
Architects: ZGF Architects LLP, Portland, Ore., Arch11 Inc., Boulder, Colo. and BuroHappold Engineering, Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
Contractor: Haselden Construction, Centennial, Colo.
Installer: B&M Roofing of Colorado Inc., Frederick, Colo.

Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump House, Des Moines, Iowa
MCA member manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA Inc.
Architect: Substance Architecture, Des Moines
Pavilion contractor: Covenant Construction Services, Waukee, Iowa
Pump station contractor: Larson and Larson Construction, Urbandale, Iowa
Pavilion installer: Midwest Contract Glazing, Chicago
Pump station installer: Architectural Wall Systems Co., Des Moines

1611 West Division Apartments, Chicago
MCA member manufacturer: Kingspan Insulated Panels
Architect: Ryan Stojkovich, Wheeler Kearns Architects, Chicago
Contractor: Power Construction Co., Chicago
Installer: Hill Architectural Systems, Franklin Park, Ill.

The chairman's awards are given to exceptional building projects involving MCA member companies. Awards are based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal and the role of metal in achieving project objectives. Recipients for these awards are selected from projects submitted by MCA members to Metal Architecture magazine's annual design awards program. The honorees were chosen by a panel of architects including Elaine Fitzgerald, AIA, CCS, of ArchiTech Consulting Inc. in Mount Prospect, Ill.; Michael Fitzgerald, AIA, principal at OKW Architects in Chicago and Ted Haug, AIA, LEED AP, of Legat Architects in Chicago.