Entries for the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program are being accepted through Jan. 31, 2019. Architects and contractors are encouraged to submit projects that feature a significant amount of architectural copper and show their mastery of the metal.
Architectural copper has been used for centuries for its durability and aesthetics. The Copper Development Association (CDA) and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA) established the NACIA awards program in 2008 to highlight these characteristics among others, including its versatility, longevity and sustainability.
In order to be eligible, projects must be located in the U.S. or Canada and completed within the past three years. Previous NACIA winners include government buildings; museums; educational facilities; religious structures and private residences. For a complete list, visit the awards section.
Submissions are judged and evaluated by a panel of industry experts based on overall building design, integration of copper, craft of copper installation and excellence in innovation or renovation. Winners will receive a copper plaque featuring their award-winning project. Additionally, projects will be featured on the CDA website and promoted in various publications.