The 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.
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.