Entries are now open for the 2020 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards. Architects, designers, and sheet metal contractors are invited to submit their building projects for consideration.
For over a decade, the NACIA program has been North America’s premier award program in the field of copper architecture, craftsmanship, and design. Since its launch in 2008, the Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) have recognized over 130 innovative copper projects.
NACIA award-winning projects demonstrate a wide range of variety, including government buildings, private homes, places of worship, commercial buildings, healthcare buildings, and more.
In order to meet requirements for eligibility, the projects must be located in the United States or Canada, feature a significant application of architectural copper alloys, and have been completed between 2017 and 2020. Winning projects are chosen by a panel of experts and professionals in the copper industry, and judgements are based on:
- Sustainable copper solutions
- Green copper strategies
- Copper system design
- Integration of copper alloys with the overall building design
- Craftsmanship of installation
- Excellence in innovation or restoration
- Official Project Name
- Project Location
- Architect of Record & Location
- Consulting Architect(s) & Location
- General Contractor & Location
- Roofing and/or Sheet Metal Contractor & Location
- Copper Manufacturer & Location
- Description of Building highlighting the copper system
- Up to 10 High-resolution Photographs of the project and copper system
Groups or individuals who submit an award-winning project will receive recognition on CDA’s website as well as promotion in various publications.