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Copper in Architecture Awards – 2009

August 17th, 2009

Richmond Center for Visual ArtsThe 2009 winners of the North American Copper in Architecture  (NACIA) Awards were announced this month and they do not disappoint. Twelve outstanding projects – nine from the United States and three from Canada – made the cut. They represent the best in both new construction and renovation, and include a Native American-inspired residential compound, an Ontario health center, a major New Jersey boat terminal, a visual arts complex in western Michigan, an Arizona golf facility, and a historic New York courthouse.

The NACIA Awards program, sponsored by the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), recognizes North American building projects that demonstrate an outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys.

Each of the 2009 finalists was selected for its excellence in craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision. Seen together, they show the amazing range of color, texture, finish, and form that is possible with copper. Over time, they will prove with their durability and timeless beauty the wisdom of choosing this most versatile natural resource.

The CDA has posted a slide show and project description for each of the 2009 winners.

Would you like to nominate an outstanding copper building project? The call for entries for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards is now open. Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2010.

  1. Bob Weed
    September 3rd, 2009 at 08:46 | #1

    I had the opportunity to see the Richmond Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The building has a unique and attractive design and certainly deserved the award. The Smith Group did an excellent job of designing a building that will help inspire future artists during their studies.

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