Call For Entries: The 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

October 13, 2008


NEW YORK, NY— The Copper Development Association Inc. (CDA) is accepting entries for its 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards.

In 2008, judges from CDA and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) chose winning projects from a field of nearly 50 contemporary and restoration architectural projects. The 2008 field encompassed university buildings, historic landmarks, museums and an award-winning residential guest house in a state forest.

View last year's awardees.

This year, CDA and CCBDA are again seeking architectural building projects across North America that have earned recognition for their innovative use of copper. There are two award categories: New Construction and Restoration/Renovation. Projects must be located in the United States or Canada and must have been completed within the past two years. Significant application of architectural copper or copper alloys is required for eligibility.

Winning projects will be determined based upon several factors, including: copper system design, integration of copper with the overall design, craftsmanship of installation, and general excellence in innovation or restoration.

The competition is open to all architects and contractors. Award winners will receive a custom copper etching commemorating their project. Entries also will be showcased on the CDA and CCBDA Web sites, and will be publicized in various industry publications.

Deadline for entry is December 31, 2008. All entries must be submitted online.

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