Architectural projects honoured by the copper industry

The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), has announced the recipients of the 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards program, which honours the innovative use of copper and copper alloys. Projects were selected from two categories: Restoration/Renovation and New Construction.


The awardees for Restoration/Renovation include:

Hoboken Terminal, Hoboken, NJ

  • Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP, New York, NY
  • Contractor: Schtiller & Plevy, Inc., Newark, NJ

St. Patrick’s Basilica, Montréal, Quebéc, Canada

  • Architect: Werleman Guy McMahon Architects, Montreal, QC
  • Contractor: Couvreur Verdun Inc., Montreal, QC

Onondaga County Courthouse, Syracuse, NY

  • Architect: Klepper, Hahn & Hyatt, East Syracuse, NY
  • Roofing Contractor: Henderson-Johnson Co. Inc., Syracuse, NY
  • Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON

New Brunswick Legislature Assembly Building, Fredericton, New Brunswick

  • Architect: D.M. Steeves & Associates Ltd, Fredericton, NB
  • Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON

The awardees for New Construction include:

Wovoka, Lake Tahoe, NV

  • Architect: Theodore Brown & Partners, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON

Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

  • Architect: Smith Group, Detroit, MI
  • Contractor: CMS Group, Kalamazoo, MI

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, CO

  • Architect: 4240 Architecture, Denver, CO
  • Contractor: The Roofing Company, Granby, CO

Colorado College Cornerstone Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Architect: Antoine Predock Architect PC, Albuquerque, NM
  • Contractor: A2MG, Inc., Kansas City, MO

Grey-Bruce Health Centre, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada

  • Architect: Lett Architects, Peterborough, ON
  • Architect: Salter Pilon Architecture, Inc., Barrie, ON
  • Contractor: Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation, Toronto, ON

Glendale Community College Life Sciences, Glendale, AZ

  • Architect: Gould Evans, Phoenix, AZ
  • Contractor: Kovach, Inc., Chandler, AZ

Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Fred and Mary Smith Razorback Golf Facility, Johnson, AR

  • Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architect, Fayetteville, AR

Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Schacht Asiani Architects, Seattle, WA
  • Contractor: Orion Sheet Metal, Inc., Tacoma, WA


A panel of judges made up of architectural and copper industry experts evaluated this year’s nominees. The recipients of the 2009 award program were selected based on overall building design, integration of copper systems, craft of copper installation, and excellence in innovation or historic restoration.


Andy Kireta Jr., CDA’s vice president for building construction, was pleased by the number of submissions this year’s award program garnered. “We continue to see copper being used in various building projects throughout North America because of its durability, longevity and lasting beauty,” Kireta said. “We received so many great entries that it made judging this year’s awards program a difficult task.  We’re proud that copper remains the metal of choice by architects in new building construction and renovation, in both interior and exterior applications.” 


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