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North American Copper in Architecture Awards open entries for 2019

December 3, 2018
by Canadian Architect

Entries for the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program are now being accepted through January 31, 2019. Architects and contractors are encouraged to submit unique and innovative projects that feature a significant amount of architectural copper and show their mastery of the metal.

North American Copper in Architecture Awards, NACIA

Brampton, Ontario’s St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church by Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design, a 2018 winner. Photo by Janet Kimber via NACIA.

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 copper’s versatility, longevity and sustainability.

In order to be eligible, projects must be located in the United States 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 on

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 CDA’s website and promoted in various publications.

More information about the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program is available via the official NACIA website, linked here. The deadline for submissions to the 2019 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards program is January 31, 2019.