Copper industry honours recipients of architecture awards program

The Copper Development Association (CDA), in collaboration with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), has announced the recipients of the North American Copper in Architecture Awards program. The awards recognize the innovative use of copper in both historic restoration and new construction projects.

In the Historic Restoration category, two Canadian projects were selected: La Basilique Notre-Dame de Montreal by Les Architectes Faucher Aubertin Brodeur Gauthier along with contractor Les Couvertures St- Lonard, Inc.; and the Library of Parliament in Ottawa by Ogilvie & Hogg, Les Architectes Desnoyers Mercure & Associs, Spencer R. Higgens Architect Incorporated, and Heather & Little Limited.

In the New Construction category, the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa by Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Griffith Rankin Cook Architects and Flynn Canada, Ltd. captured an award.

All projects were judged by members of CDA’s and CCBDA’s Building Construction Architectural Team, which includes architectural and copper industry experts. Nearly 50 projects were recommended and approved.

The recipients of this year’s award program were selected based on overall building design, integration of copper systems, craft of copper installation, and excellence in innovation or historic restoration.

Projects identified for consideration in the North American Copper in Architecture Awards program included universities, houses of worship, government buildings, museums and residential complexes. The program is intended to increase public awareness and promote excellence in architectural copper design for buildings constructed throughout the United States and Canada during the past five years.

All of the projects, including photos, are currently featured on CDA’s newly designed website at