Copper Development Association announces 2018 awardees

On June 22nd, the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association awarded 15 buildings the North American Copper in Architecture Award. Ranging from SHoP’s dual copper-clad skyscrapers bordering the East River to the dome restoration of Bradford County’s Greek Revival courthouse, the award recognizes excellence in overall building design, its integration and use in historical restorations and the individual craft of copper installation.

The award is split into three categories: new Construction, restoration, and ornamental. The Copper Development Association notes that the in total “thousands of pounds of copper were used by the award-winning projects to clad and roof” this broad range of products.

Listed below are the awardees provided by the Copper Development Association

New Construction:

130 Plumbers Training Facility (Courtesy Tom Harris)

130 Plumbers Training Facility – Chicago, Illinois
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: Gensler

400 Dexter (Courtesy Vittoria Zupichich)

400 Dexter – Seattle, Washington
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: CollinsWoerman
Sheet Metal Contractor: A. Zahner Company

Holbrook PreK-12 School (Courtesy Robert Benson Photography)

Holbrook PreK-12 School – Holbrook, Massachusetts
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: Flansburgh Architects
General Contractor: Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Shane Homes (Courtesy SIGMA OMG)

Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge – Calgary, Alberta
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: GEC Architecture
Sheet Metal Contractor: Thermal Systems

325 Kent Avenue (Courtesy SHoP Architects)

325 Kent Avenue – Brooklyn, New York
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: SHoP Architects
Façade Fabricator: Hi-Tech Metals Inc.

The American Copper Building (Courtesy Field Condition)

The American Copper Buildings – New York, New York
Application: Wall cladding
Architect: SHoP Architects

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral (Baker Roofing Company)

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral – Raleigh, North Carolina
Application: Roofing, dome construction
Sheet Metal Contractor: Baker Roofing Company

St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church (Courtesy Janet Kimber)

St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church – Brampton, Ontario
Application: Dome construction
Architect: Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design


Bradford County Courthouse (Courtesy Hunt Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect)

Bradford County Courthouse – Towanda, Pennsylvania
Application: Roofing, dome restoration
Architect: Hunt Engineers, Architects, Land Surveyors & Landscape Architect, DPC
Roof Consultant: Levine & Company, Inc.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Charles F. Evans Company, Inc.

Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church (Courtesy Maurice Lavertue)

Holy Trans Transfiguration Orthodox Church – New Haven, Connecticut
Application: Roofing, dome restoration
Sheet Metal Contractor: The Roofer LLC

Union Station (Courtesy Jon Oullette)

Union Station – Toronto, Ontario
Application: Roofing
Architect: +VG Architects – The Ventin Group Ltd.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation

Colorado State Capitol (Courtesy Tim Taylor of Fransen Pittman)

Colorado State Capitol – Denver, Colorado
Application: Roofing
Architect: Humphries Poli Architects
Sheet Metal Contractor: Douglass Colony Group

The Hadrian (Courtesy Preserve Inc.)

The Hadrian – Cornice Replication – New York, New York
Application: Exterior ornamentals, façade restoration
Architect: Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, Inc.
Manufacturer: Ornamentals Manufacturing, LLC.

West Block Parliamentary Hill (Courtesy AcropFournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects in Joint Venture)

West Block Rehabilitation Project Parliamentary Hill – Ottawa, Ontario
Application: Roofing
Architects and Conservation Architects: Arcop/Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects in Joint Venture
Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather and Little Ltd.


Museum of the Bible (Courtesy the James Myers Company)

Museum of the Bible – Washington D.C.
Application: Exterior applications
Sheet Metal Roofing Contractor: The James Myers Company, Inc.
Engineer / Fabricator: A. Zahner Company