Copper Industry Honors Recipients of 2009 Architecture Awards Program

August 4, 2009


Top Restoration and New Construction Projects are Recognized for Innovative Use of Copper

NEW YORK, NY— A restored commuter train station on the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan, the Canadian home of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, and a century-old Italian Neo-Renaissance Revival style courthouse are among the architectural projects honored by the copper industry for their innovative use of copper and copper alloys.

The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), has announced the recipients of the 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards program.

Projects were selected from two categories: Restoration/Renovation and New Construction.

The awardees for Restoration/Renovation include:

  • Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, NJ
    Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY
    Contractor: Schtiller & Plevy, Inc., Newark, NJ
  • St. Patrick's Basilica, Montréal, Quebéc, Canada
    Architect: Werleman Guy McMahon Architects, Montreal, QC
    Contractor: Couvreur Verdun Inc., Montreal, QC
  • Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse, NY
    Architect: Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, East Syracuse, NY
    Roofing Contractor: Henderson-Johnson Co. Inc., Syracuse, NY
    Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON
  • New Brunswick Legislature Assembly Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick
    Architect: D.M. Steeves & Associates Ltd, Fredericton, NB
    Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON

The awardees for New Construction include:

  • Wovoka, Lake Tahoe, NV
    Architect: Theodore Brown & Partners, Inc., San Francisco, CA
    Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON
  • Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI
    Architect: Smith Group, Detroit, MI
    Contractor: CMS Group, Kalamazoo, MI
  • The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, CO
    Architect: 4240 Architecture, Denver, CO
    Contractor: The Roofing Company, Granby, CO
  • Colorado College Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
    Architect: Antoine Predock Architect PC, Albuquerque, NM
    Contractor: A2MG, Inc., Kansas City, MO
  • Grey-Bruce Health Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
    Architect: Lett Architects, Peterborough, ON
    Architect: Salter Pilon Architecture, Inc., Barrie, ON
    Contractor: Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation, Toronto, ON
  • Glendale Community College Life Sciences, Glendale, AZ
    Architect: Gould Evans, Phoenix, AZ
    Contractor: Kovach, Inc., Chandler, AZ
  • Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Fred and Mary Smith Razorback Golf Facility, Johnson, AR
    Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, AR
    Contractor: Franklin and Son Inc., Farmington, AR
  • Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA
    Architect: Schacht Asiani Architects, Seattle, WA
    Contractor: Orion Sheet Metal, Inc., Tacoma, WA

A panel of judges made up of architectural and copper industry experts evaluated this year's nominees. Awards were given to projects representing "excellence in the use of copper in the built environment."

The recipients of the 2009 award program were selected based on overall building design, integration of copper systems, craft of copper installation, and excellence in innovation or historic restoration.

Andy Kireta Jr., CDA's vice president for building construction, was pleased by the number of submissions this year's award program garnered.

"We continue to see copper being used in various building projects throughout North America because of its durability, longevity and lasting beauty," Kireta said. "We received so many great entries that it made judging this year's awards program a difficult task. We're proud that copper remains the metal of choice by architects in new building construction and renovation, in both interior and exterior applications."

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards program sponsors received 34 qualified project submissions this year.Projects considered for the 2009 program included college and university buildings, healthcare institutions, houses of worship, government buildings, a restored train station, a rehabilitated farmhouse and private residences.

The program is intended to increase public awareness and promote excellence in architectural copper design for buildings constructed throughout the United States and Canada.

The architects, and in some cases the contractors, received replicas of their project on a copper plaque. All of the projects, including photos, are featured on CDA's Web site. It can also be found on CCBDA's Web site.

CDA and CCBDA are now accepting entries for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2010. To submit your project or for more information, please visit Copper in Architecture Awards - Call for Entries.