Until January 31, Canadian architects and sheet metal contractors are encouraged to submit their building projects for consideration in the North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program. Projects can be new or restored structures falling under any of the competition’s three categories: restoration/renovation, new construction, or ornamental applications.
Over the years, the Canadian Copper and Brass Development Association (CCBDA) and the Copper Development Association (CDA) have used these awards to recognize a wide variety of projects, including government buildings, educational facilities, museums, libraries, firehouses, single-family homes, and places of worship.
Previous Canadian winners include:
- the Hermant Building in Toronto (2016);
- the front entrance handrail at Rideau Hall in Ottawa (2013);
- Trafalgar Condominium Apartments in Montréal (2013); and
- the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) in Oshawa, Ont. (2012).
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the NACIA awards. To celebrate, a public vote is being held to determine the top 10 winners of the past decade. These will be announced alongside this year’s winners at the NACIA awards ceremony in Orlando this April.
Award submissions can be made via online form. Those interested in submitting must provide information regarding their project’s name, location, consulting architects, general contractor, roofing and/or sheet metal contractor, and copper manufacturer.