Copper Industry Honors Recipients of 2009 Architecture Awards Program

Sept. 15, 2009

A restored commuter train station on the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan, the Canadian home of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly, and a century-old Italian Neo-Renaissance Revival style courthouse are among the architectural projects honored by the copper industry for their innovative use of copper and copper alloys. 

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.

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 City

Contractor: Schtiller & Plevy Inc., Newark, NJ

St. Patrick’s Basilica, Montréal, Quebéc

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: DM 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

Contractor: Heather & Little Limited, Markham, ON

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

Architect: SmithGroup, Detroit

Contractor: CMS Group, Kalamazoo, MI

The Arrabelle at Vail Square, Vail, CO

Architect: 4240 Architecture, Denver

Contractor: The Roofing Co., 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, ON

Architect: Lett Architects, Peterborough, ON

Architect: Salter Pilon Architecture Inc., Barrie, ON

Contractor: Semple Gooder Roofing Corp., 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

Architect: Schacht Asiani Architects, Seattle, WA

Contractor: Orion Sheet Metal Inc., Tacoma, WA

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.

 “We continue to see copper being used in various building projects throughout North America because of its durability, longevity and lasting beauty,” says Andy Kireta Jr., CDA’s vice president for building construction. “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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