NACIA Award Winners Showcase Innovative Use of Architectural Copper Alloys

The Copper Development Association’s 2022 North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) program chose 11 projects as winners based on their extensive presence and use of copper, and the significance of their projects – historic, modern or otherwise. .

]Winner of the NACIA award for new construction: Auditorium du CHUM, Montreal, Quebec. Photo courtesy Adrien Williams

The exact criteria used to judge entries were fusion of copper alloys in the overall design of the building, demonstrated expertise in installation, and mastery of innovation or restoration.

NACIA Award Winner for New Construction: Havergal College Upper School, Toronto, Ontario. Photo courtesy of Ellis Creek Photography

Since its launch in 2008, the NACIA Awards program has recognized 189 copper buildings in the United States and Canada, including notable buildings such as the Colorado State Capitol, Harvard Law School, Plaza Hotel, and St. Patrick.

NACIA Award-Winning Project for Restoration: Adler Planetarium Dome, Chicago, Illinois Photo courtesy Troop Contracting

The 11 winning projects for 2022 are:

New construction:

  • CHUM Auditorium, Montreal, Quebec
  • Havergal College Graduate School, Toronto, Ontario
  • Lubber Run Community Center, Arlington, Virginia
  • St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church and Chapel of the Day, West Jordan, Utah
New Construction NACIA Award Winner: Lubber Run Community Center, Arlington, Virginia. Photo courtesy of Tom Holdsworth and Alan Karchmer


  • 3D copper dome for Athens FUMC, Athens, Alabama
  • Adler Planetarium Dome, Chicago, Illinois
  • Lupton Hall Roof Replacement, Farmingdale, New York
  • Mississippi County Courthouse Dome Replacement, Osceola, Arkansas
  • DC Court of Appeals Roof Replacement, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Summit On the Park Aquatic Center, Canton, Michigan
  • Utah Governor’s Mansion, Salt Lake City, Utah
NACIA Award-Winning Resort Project: 3-D Copper Dome for Athens FUMC, Athens, Alabama. Photo courtesy of Jenn Delle of Ornametals

“The 2022 NACIA winners showcase the endless range of copper applications through innovation in new and historic restoration projects,” said Larry Peters, CDA Project Manager and Architectural Applications Specialist. “Responding to the growing demand to achieve environmental goals using sustainable building materials, the 2022 winners demonstrate the perfect balance between maximizing green materials and longevity, creating architectural masterpieces for generations. coming.”

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