8 Building Projects Receive Copper Architecture Award

November 12, 2020


The North American Copper in Architecture Awards program recognizes excellent uses of copper and copper alloys in residential, commercial, institutional and government buildings

McLean, VA— 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 and project details with photos can be viewed within our NACIA 2020 Awards page. 

Antiquarian Hall
Worcester, Massachusetts

Patina Artist: DLSS Manufacturing Architect: Samuel Anderson Architects

Ballet Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Architect: Archimania

Boat Barn
Bay Head, New Jersey

Architect: Brandes Maselli Architects
Roofing Contractor: Schuler Roofing

Cascade County Courthouse
Great Falls, Montana

General Contractor: Renaissance Roofing, Inc.
Architect: A&E Architects, PC.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Dallas, Texas

Architect: OMNIPLAN Architects
Sheet Metal Contractor: Baker Triangle

Ottawa Residence
Rockliffe Park, Ontario

Sheet Metal Contractor: Raymond Group
Architect: Hobin Architecture

McGill University, Macdonald-Harrington Restoration
Montreal, Quebec

Architect: EVOQ Architecture, Inc.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Les Couvertures Saint-Leonard


Starbucks Reserve Roasterie
New York, New York

Sheet Metal Contractor: A. Zahner Company

About CDA

The Copper Development Association is the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in North America. Learn more by visiting our website www.copper.org.

The Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association is the leading communications and advisory group representing the Canadian copper industry. For more information on the CCBDA, please visit http://en.coppercanada.ca/