2017 Chairman's Award Winners

2017 Chairman’s Award Winners Announced


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 were 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, 2018, the MCA Chairman’s Awards are 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

Contractor: Miron Construction

Metal Installer: Architectural Wall Systems (AWS)

Metal Fabricator: POHL Inc., of America


Residence at 877 Beacon, Boston, Massachusetts


Building Owner: SCS Property Management

MCA Member Manufacturer: Englert, Inc.

MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries

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

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

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

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


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


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.


Deli Loop, Baja California, Mexico


Building Owners: Mariano Sanchez and Alejandro Sanchez

MCA Member Manufacturer: MBCI

Architect (Design Architect): Michael Folonis Architects

Architect (Executive Architect): Studio F68

Contractor: EME + Q Edificios Prefabricados

Metal Installer: EME + Q Edificios Prefabricados

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.

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