MCLEAN, Va. — 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 through June 1, 2020.

For over a decade, the NACIA program has been North America’s premier award program in the field of copper architecture 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 — all of which can be found on CDA’s website.

A few notable projects from the last two to three years include:

The American Copper Buildings

New York, New York

New Construction – Wall Cladding

Architect: SHoP Architects


Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute C

Tempe, Arizona

New Construction – Wall Cladding

Architect: ZGF

Exterior Envelope Sub-contractor: Kovach Building Enclosures


West Block Rehabilitation Project Parliamentary Hill

Ottawa, Ontario

Restoration – Roofing

Architect: Arcop/Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet Architects in Joint Venture

Sheet Metal Contractor: Heather and Little Ltd.

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 judgments are based on:

  • Copper system design
  • Integration of copper alloys with the overall building design
  • Craftsmanship of installation
  • Excellence in innovation or restoration

Groups or individuals who submit an award-winning project will receive recognition on CDA’s website as well as promotion in various publications.

Visit, the NACIA’s Call for Entries Page to submit your project.