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.
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
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
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
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.
Copper Association honors architectural projects
October 1, 2009