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North American ‘Copper in Architecture Awards’

The North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards Program Recognizes Excellence in the Use of Copper in Building Design Projects.  Projects are selected across three different categories: New Construction, Renovation/Restoration and Ornamental Applications.

“Copper has been used architecturally for centuries, but every year I’m impressed by the ingenious and unconventional applications architects derive from this age-old metal,” said Stephen Knapp, of CDA. “The award winning projects exemplify not only the formability and durability of copper, but the incredible diversity in the world of architecture.”

This year’s winners consisted of a mix of new and historic buildings using copper in innovative designs and for restoration purposes. Among the copper projects selected this year were two new homes, a medical center building, a museum and academic facilities just to name a few.

Project descriptions and images

New Construction

Aperture 538 - Brooklyn, New York - Architect: Luca Andrisani Architect

Clearfork Campus - Fort Worth, Texas - Architect: Cunningham Architects

Columbus Museum of Art Margaret M. Walter Wing - Columbus, Ohio - Architect: DesignGroup

David Braley Health Science Centre - Hamilton, Ontario - Architect: NORR Architects Engineers and Planners

Eagle Harbor Market Building - Bainbridge Island, Washington - Architect: Coates Design Architects

Parkland Hall at Old Parkland - Dallas, Texas - Architect: Ed McGonigle with Beck Architecture LLC

Wood House - Chicago, Illinois - Architect: Brininstool + Lynch, Ltd.



Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) - Washington, District of Columbia - Application: Roofing, Exterior Ornamental

Harvard Law School Langdell Hall Roof Replacement - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Architect: Baker | Wohl Architects

USNA Maury Hall - Annapolis, Maryland - Architect: PWD Annapolis

Currie and Mackenzie Building Roof Replacement, Royal Military College - Kingston, Ontario - Architect: Colbourne & Kembel, Architects Inc.

Hermant Building- Toronto, Ontario - Architect: ERA Architects Inc.


The 2016 building projects were judged by a panel of architectural and copper industry experts. Entries were evaluated based upon overall building design, integration of copper, craft of copper installation and excellence in innovation or historic restoration. 

2016 Winners announced press release

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