Winner of Overall Excellence and Commercial/Industrial

As reported by, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) has recognized North America’s most outstanding metal construction projects of 2019. Winners in six categories were announced at MCA’s Winter Meeting Awards Dinner held last month. This year’s judging panel of distinguished architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, Partner and Design Lead at BuildSense | Architecture + Construction.

The Chairman’s Awards go to the most exceptional buildings involving MCA member companies. The criteria include overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives. Here are the winners:

Overall Excellence and Commercial/Industrial
Great Northern Way Pavilion – Vancouver, BC

Building Owner: PCI / Lowtide, MCA Member Manufacturer:  3A Composites, Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd., Architect: Perkins + Will, Contractor: Ledcor

Education – Colleges & Universities
The University of Texas at Dallas Engineering & Computer Science West – Richardson, TX

Building Owner: The University of Texas at Dallas, MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD/Petersen Aluminum, Other Manufacturers: Kovach Building Enclosures (also Installer), Ohio Gratings, Architect:  SmithGroup, Contractor: The Beck Group

Menil Drawing Institute – Houston, TX

Building Owner: The Menil Foundation MCA Member Company: PPG Industries, Architect: Johnston Marklee
Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

New Calgary Central Library – Calgary Alberta Canada

Building Owner: Calgary Public Library, MCA Member Manufacturer: PPG Industries, Other Manufacturers: APEL Extrusions Limited, Hydro Portland, Installer: Ferguson Corp., Architect: Snohetta/DIALOG, Contractor: Stuart Olson

Steeple Square – Dubuque, IA

Building Owner: Steeple Square MCA Member Manufacturer: Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc., Installer: Durable Restoration, Architect: Jeffrey Morton Associates, Contractor: Gronen Restoration

Keller Court Commons – Petaluma, CA

Building Owner: Jim Soules, MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, MCA Member Accessories: S-5!, Installers: Spaulding Metals, Crandall Roofing, Architect: Chris Lynch of MAD Architecture, Contractor: Mike Jacobs of Jacobs Classic Construction

Award recipients are chosen from projects submitted by MCA members to Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program.

The Metal Construction Association brings together a diverse industry for the purpose of expanding the use of metal in construction through marketing, research, technology and education. MCA is one of METALCON’s partner associations and DesignandBuildwithMetal is a partner publication. Both organizations will take part in METALCON 2020 October 21-23 in Las Vegas.

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