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Entries Open: 2020 North American Copper in Architecture Awards

Parul Dubey on January 6, 2020 - in Announcement, Events, News

(McLean, VA) ─ Entries are now open for the 2020 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards. Architects, designers, and sheet metal contractors are invited to submit their building projects for consideration through January 31, 2020.

For over a decade, the NACIA program has been North America’s premier award program in the field of copper architecture, craftsmanship, and design. Since its launch in 2008, NACIA award-winning projects demonstrate a wide range of variety, including government buildings, private homes, places of worship, commercial buildings, healthcare buildings, and more – all of which can be found on CDA’s website. A few notable projects from the last 2-3 years include:

  • The American Copper Buildings

New York, New York

New Construction – Wall Cladding

Architect: SHoP Architects

  • Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute C

Tempe, Arizona

New Construction – Wall Cladding

Architect: ZGF

Exterior Envelope Sub-contractor: Kovach Building Enclosures

  • West Block Rehabilitation Project Parliamentary Hill

Ottawa, Ontario

Restoration – Roofing

Architect: Arcop/Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects in Joint Venture

Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather and Little Ltd.

In order to meet requirements for eligibility, the projects must be located in the United States or Canada, feature a significant application of architectural copper alloys, and have been completed between 2017 and 2020. Winning projects are chosen by a panel of experts and professionals in the copper industry, and judgements are based on:

  • Sustainable copper solutions
  • Green copper strategies
  • Copper system design
  • Integration of copper alloys with the overall building design
  • Craftsmanship of installation
  • Excellence in innovation or restoration


Groups or individuals who submit an award-winning project will receive recognition on CDA’s website as well as promotion in various publications.

Visit the NACIA’s Call for Entries Page to submit your project.


About CDA

The Copper Development Association is the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in the USA. Learn more on our website at copper.org. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/thinkcopper.

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