From a 150-year-old Gothic cathedral with clad copper archways built in the Old South, to a historic government landmark featuring replica bronze gargoyles in Canada’s top tourist destination—both are projects being honored in the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA)
awards program this year.
Beauty, longevity, workability, and sustainability are a few characteristics that make copper an architectural marvel. The third annual awards program set out to find the best-of-the-best projects that exemplify why copper is still the gold standard when it comes to architecture.
The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), had the difficult job of narrowing down the top projects that showcase copper throughout North America. The projects were once again divided into two separate categories: Restoration/Renovation and New Construction. Here are the residential winners:
Mark Olsen Project, Holladay, Utah
Architect: Mark Christian Design, Holladay
Sheet Metal Contractor: Copper Exclusive, Midvale, Utah
Photographer: David Daniels of Dav.D Photography
Private Residence, Edwards, Colo.
Architect: Selldorf Architects, Vail, Colo.
Sheet Metal Contractor: Plath Construction
Photographer: Annabelle Seldorf, FAIA
4143 Buena Vista Townhomes, Dallas
Architect: Ron Wommack Architect, Dallas
Sheet Metal Contractor: Beech Street Metal, Dallas
Photographer: Charles Smith