Copper Development Association’s 2022 North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) program has chosen 11 projects as winners based on their considerable presence and use of copper, and the significance of their projects—historic, modern, or otherwise.
The exact criteria used for judging the entries were the fusing of copper alloys into the overall building design, expertise shown in installation, and mastery of innovation or restoration.
Since its launch in 2008, the NACIA awards program has recognized 189 copper buildings in the United States and Canada, including notable buildings such as the Colorado State Capitol, Harvard Law School, The Plaza Hotel, and St. Patrick’s Basilica.
The 11 winning projects of 2022 are as follows:
- CHUM Auditorium, Montreal, Quebec
- Havergal College Upper School, Toronto, Ontario
- Lubber Run Community Center, Arlington, Virginia
- St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and Day Chapel, West Jordan, Utah
- 3-D Copper Dome for Athens FUMC, Athens, Alabama
- Adler Planetarium Dome, Chicago, Illinois
- Lupton Hall Roof Replacement, Farmingdale, New York
- Mississippi County Courthouse Dome Replacement, Osceola, Arkansas
- DC Court of Appeals Roof Replacement, Washington, District of Columbia
- Summit On the Park Aquatic Center, Canton, Michigan
- Utah Governor’s Mansion, Salt Lake City, Utah
“The 2022 NACIA winners exhibit copper’s endless range of applications through innovation in new and historical restoration projects,” said CDA’s project manager & architectural applications specialist, Larry Peters. “Answering the growing demand to meet environmental goals using sustainable building materials, the 2022 winners demonstrate a perfect balance of maximizing green materials and longevity, creating architecture masterpieces for generations to come.”