MCLEAN, VA. — Submissions are now being accepted for the North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) 2023 presented by the Copper Development Association (CDA).
This is the 16th edition of the awards, which celebrate distinctive copper building projects across the United States and Canada. Architects and contractors are invited to submit their work by March 31.
According to a release, projects of any size and type are eligible, as long as they feature architectural elements of copper, brass or bronze; were completed in the last three years; and are in the United States or Canada.
Entrants only need to submit basic project details and photos for consideration. There is no cost to submit.
Last year’s winners included a Montreal mega-hospital and an angular chapel in Utah. The CDA also recognized accomplishments in historic renovations such as the 202-year-old Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. and Chicago’s iconic Adler Planetarium dome.
Submissions are evaluated based on design, craftsmanship, integration of copper alloys, excellence in innovation or restoration and sustainable building strategies.
“Even after 11 centuries, architects and contractors are still finding ways to innovate with copper,” said Larry Peters, CDA’s project manager and architectural applications specialist, in a statement. “This awards program is our opportunity showcase the craftsmanship of the men and women who continue to utilize copper’s natural beauty, workability and resilience.”
For more information or to submit an entry visit Architecture: Submit Your Project for Copper in Architecture Awards.