MCA Honors Eight Outstanding Building Designs

CHICAGO, IL -- January 23, 2018 - Eight outstanding building projects from across the country were recognized by the Metal Construction Association (MCA). Selected by a panel of architects, the Chairman's Awards are given to the year's most exceptional building projects involving MCA member companies. Awards are based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

Announced at the MCA's Winter Meeting held in San Diego, CA, on January 23, the MCA Chairman's Awards were given in eight categories: overall excellence; residential; metal roofing; education, primary and secondary schools; education, colleges and universities; institutional; municipal; and commercial/industrial.

The 2017 Chairman's Award winners in each category were:

Overall Excellence:

University of Iowa Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, Iowa

Building Owner: University of Iowa
MCA Member Manufacturer: RHEINZINK America Inc.
Architect: Steven Holl Associates, New York
Contractor: Miron Construction
Metal Installer: Architectural Wall Systems (AWS)
Metal Fabricator: POHL Inc., of America

Image Courtesy © Mark-Kempf-Photography


Residence at  877 Beacon, Boston, Massachusetts
Building Owner: SCG Property Management
MCA Member Manufacturer: Englert, Inc.
Other Manufacturer: Revere Copper Products, Inc.
Architect: Touloukian Touloukian Inc.
Contractor: Catamount Builders
Metal Installer: Modernized Architectural Sheet Metal
Metal Fabricator: Modernized Architectural Sheet Metal

Image Courtesy © Anton Grassl Photography 

Metal Roofing:

Mooseheart School, Mooseheart, Illinois

Building Owner: Mooseheart Child City and School
MCA Member Manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum Corp
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
Architect: Hestrup and Associates Architects
Contractor: RC Wegman Construction
Metal Installer: Whited Brothers
Metal Fabricator: Whited Brothers

Image Courtesy © Scott Bell Photography

Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:

Medicine Crow Middle School, Billings, Montana

Building Owner: Billings Public Schools
MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
Architect: Integrus Architecture and A&E Architects
Contractor: Dick Anderson Construction 
Metal Installer: Vannoy Metal Works

Image Courtesy © Lara-Swimmer

Education - Colleges and Universities:

Whitcomb Art Center, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

Building Owner: Knox College
MCA Member Manufacturer: MBCI
Other Manufacturers: Star Building Systems, New Millennium
Architect: Lake-Flato Architects, Inc.
Contractor: P.J. Hoerr, Inc.
Metal Installer: P.J. Hoerr, Inc.
Metal Fabricators: Metal Building Systems by Star Building Systems, Mezzanine Bar Joists by New Millennium

Image Courtesy © P.J. Hoerr Inc


Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky

Building Owner: Speed Art Museum
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
Architect of Record: K. Norman Berry Associates Architects 
Architect: wHY Architects
Contractor: F.A. Wilhelm Construction
Metal Installer: MG McGrath
Metal Fabricator: MG McGrath

Image Courtesy © Joe Brennan Phalanx Studios


Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York

Building Owner: Nassau County, New York
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA Inc.
MCA Member Metal Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd.
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries
Architect (Exterior Renovation): SHoP Architects
Architect (Interior Update): Gensler
Contractor: Hunt Construction Group
Metal Installer: Crown Corr, Inc.

Image Courtesy © Jamey Price Photography-courtesy of 3A Composites USA


Deli Loop, Baja California, Mexico

Building Owners: Mariano Sanchez and Alejandro Sanchez
MCA Member: MBCI
Architect (Design Architect): Michael Folonis Architects
Architect (Executive Architect): Studio F68 
Contractor: EME + Q Edificios Prefabricados
Metal Installer: EME + Q Edificios Prefabricados

Image Courtesy © Tom Bonner 

Recipients for these awards are selected each year from projects submitted by MCA members to Metal Architecture Magazine's annual Design Awards Program. The honorees were chosen by a panel of professional architects, which included Mark Dewalt, AIA, Principal, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates, Chicago, Illinois; Mark Horton, FAIA, Principal, Mark Horton/Architecture, San Francisco, California; Brent Schipper, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, ASK Studio, Des Moines, Iowa. 

About the Metal Construction Association 

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. Companies involved in MCA gain tremendous benefit from association activities that focus on research, codes and standards, market development, and technical programs. MCA's market development efforts increase the use of metal materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities regarding the benefits of metal.


Jennifer Smith
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