The Copper Development Association (CDA) awarded six innovative copper building projects in the United States as part of its annual NACIA awards program.
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 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.
The other winning projects are:
- Antiquarian Hall (Worcester, Massachusetts) by Samuel Anderson Architects;
- Ballet Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee) by Archimania;
- Boat Barn (Bay Head, New Jersey) by Brandes Maselli Architects;
- Cascade County Courthouse (Great Falls, Montana) by A&E Architects, P.C.; and
- Starbucks Reserve Roasterie (New York, New York).
“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.”