Each year, the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts who examine the use of architectural copper in building design, installation craftsmanship and restoration. “To an architect, designer, or contractor, a NACIA Award is the most definitive proof of ingenuity, craftsmanship and design excellence,” explains Stephen Knapp, director of the Strip, Sheet, & Plate Council for the Copper Development Association. “Every year we are continuously stunned by the mesmeric applications of architectural copper, and, as its uses increase and installations become more diverse, the competition only becomes more and more formidable.” .
A total of 15 firms were presented with NACIA Awards this year. Projects are awarded under three different categories: new construction, restoration/renovation and interior ornamental. Here’s their best work.