Chairman's Awards 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 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.

2018 Chairman's Awards

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 

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


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.



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


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

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


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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