2018 Chairman's Award Winners

2018 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 Key Largo, FL on January 15, 2019, the MCA Chairman’s Awards are given in overall excellence; residential; metal roofing; education - primary and secondary schools; education - colleges and universities; institutional; municipal; and commercial/industrial.


The 2018 Chairman’s Award Winners in each category were:


Overall Excellence:

The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, NY


Building Owner: Cornell University

MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries

MCA Member Coil Coating Manufacturer: Precoat Metals

Other Manufacturer: A. Zahner Company

Architect: Morphosis Architects 
Contractor: Barr & Barr

Metal Installers: W&W Glass, Precoat Metals

Metal Fabricator: Island Exterior Fabricators 


Ledbetter Residence: Central Texas Lake Retreat House, Ledbetter, Texas


Building Owners: Brad Nagar; Reid Sutton

MCA Member Manufacturer: MCBI

Architect & Contractor: m + a architecture studio

Metal Installers: Ideal Roofing; m + a architecture studio

Metal Roofing:

Ontario Place Pavilion Toronto, Canada


Building Owner: Ontario Place Corporation
MCA Member Manufacturer: RHEINZINK America

Architects: LANDinc; West 8

Contractors: Urbacon Buildings Groups Corporation; A-Con Construction

Metal Installer: Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation

Metal Fabricator: Agway Metals

Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:

Memphis Business Academy, Memphis, TN


Building Owner:  Memphis Business Academy; Rev. Anthony Anderson

MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp.

Other Manufacturers: Gulf States Manufacturers; Kawneer

Architect: Self + Tucker Architects

Contractors:  Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC; Bricks Incorporated General Contractors

Metal Installers: Gulf States Manufacturers & Ralph Jones Sheet Metal

Education - Colleges and Universities:

Austin Community College Campus Center, Leander, TX


Building Owner: Austin Community College 
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA

MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries

MCA Member Insulation Manufacturer: BASF

Other Manufacturer: Canopy Solutions, LLC

Architect:  SmithGroup / Pfluger Architects
Contractor: American Constructors


Ballet Memphis, Memphis, TN


Building Owner: Ballet Memphis
MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp

Architect: archimania
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder

Metal Installer: Ralph Jones Sheet Metal


Eleanor Boathouse, Chicago, IL


Building Owner: Chicago Park District

MCA Member Manufacturer: RHEINZINK America

Installer: Bennett & Brosseau, Inc.

Architect: Studio Gang Architects

Contractor: Walsh Construction

Metal Installer: Bennett & Brosseau, Inc.

MCA Member Regional Rollformer: Sheet Metal Supply Ltd.

Metal Fabricator: Sheet Metal Supply Ltd.


IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall, Chicago, IL


Building Owner: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA

MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries

Architect & Contractor: Wight & Company

Metal Installer: Architectural Panel Systems

MCA Metal Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd.

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 Steven G. Blye of Legat Architects, Steven Ginn of Steven Ginn Architects, and Paul Mankins of Substancearchitecture.

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