29 May 2015
This month, CDA North America had the pleasure of hosting its first-ever North American Copper in Architecture Awards ceremony in Atlanta. For the first time in the program’s 8-year history, architects and contractors who worked on the year’s winning projects gathered to be recognized for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys and to celebrate the craftsmanship, attention to detail and architectural vision displayed within each project.
As many of you may already know, projects are selected across three different categories: New Construction, Renovation/Restoration and Ornamental Applications. Every year, we’re impressed by the number of quality award submissions that we receive for the program and couldn’t be more pleased to see how many of these projects exemplify not only the sustainability and durability of copper, but the incredible diversity in the world of architecture. Sustainable and environmentally-friendly designs were a common theme among the award winners this year, as were museums and statehouses. To see a list of the project winners, click here.
More than 40 architects and contractors attended our event, representing 11 out of the 12 winning projects. The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by a brief awards presentation in which the representatives for each project were individually called up on stage to accept their award and take a quick photo. Following the awards presentation, attendees had the opportunity to stay and network with one another before the conclusion of the event.
All in all, the ceremony received very positive feedback. Held during the same time as the AIA National Conference, several architects broke away from other scheduled events to join us, and nearly all attendees expressed their excitement and gratitude for the event.
If you’d like to see photos from the evening, or have any questions about the NACIA awards program, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Stephen Knapp
Executive Director, Canada (Staff Liaison – Sheet, Strip & Plate)