A restored commuter train station, a Canadian government building, and a century-old Italian Neo-Renaissance Revival style courthouse are among the architectural projects honored by the Copper Development Association.

The CDA, in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association, announced the recipients of the 2009 North American Copper in Architecture Awards program.

Projects with copper elements and designs were selected from two categories: restoration and renovation, and new construction.

The awards for restoration and renovation included the Hoboken Terminal in Hoboken, N.J. The architect on the project was Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP of New York, while Schtiller & Plevy Inc. of Newark, N.J., were the contractors on the job.

Other restoration projects honored included the St. Patrick’s Basilica in Montreal; the Onondaga County Courthouse in Syracuse, N.Y.; and the New Brunswick Legislature Assembly Building in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

The awards for new construction included a residence in Lake Tahoe, Nev., called Wovoka; the Richmond Center for Visual Arts at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Mich.; The Arrabelle Resort at Vail Square in Vail, Colo.; the Colorado College Cornerstone Arts Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.; the Grey-Bruce Health Centre in Owen Sound, Ontario; Glendale Community College Life Sciences in Glendale, Ariz.; Blessings Golf Clubhouse and Fred and Mary Smith Razorback golf facility in Johnson, Ark.; and the Douglass-Truth Branch of the Seattle Public Library.

A panel of judges from the architectural and copper industry evaluated this year’s nominees. The association said that awards were given to projects representing “excellence in the use of copper in the built environment.”

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.”

The CDA and CCBDA are now accepting entries for the 2010 North American Copper in Architecture Awards. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2010. To submit your project, visitwww.copper.org/applications/architecture/awards/submit.html.