MCA Honors Eight Outstanding Building Projects

2015 Chairmans Award Winners Announced

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- October 14, 2015 – Selected by a panel of professional architects, eight outstanding building projects from across the country were recognized by the Metal Construction Association (MCA) at the 2015 Chairman’s Awards show today.  


Announced at the METALCON Tradeshow and Conference at the Tampa Convention Center, 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.

The MCA Chairman’s Awards were given in eight categories: commercial/industrial; education, colleges and universities; education, primary and secondary schools; institutional; metal roofing; municipal; and residential. The judges also recognize a project for overall excellence.


The 2015 Chairman’s Award winners in each category were:


Overall Excellence:

The Connor Group Central Support Office, Miamisburg, OH

MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA Inc.

MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries Inc.

Architect: Moody Nolan

Contractor: Messer Construction Co.
Metal Installer: Celina Glass Co.
Metal Fabricator: Royalton Architectural Fabrication, Inc.

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Adjustable Forms, Inc. Corporate Headquarters, Lombard, IL

MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.

MCA Member Metal Installer: Tuschall Engineering

Architect: DLR Group

Contractor: Adjustable Forms, Inc.

Photos and Details >


Education - Colleges and Universities:

Los Angeles Trade Technical College - Mariposa Learning Resource Center, Los Angeles, CA
MCA Member Distributor: RHEINZINK America, Inc.

Architect: Harley Ellis Devereaux

Contractor: Suffolk Construction Company, Inc.
Metal Installer: Tinco Sheet Metal

Metal Fabricator: MetalTech-USA

Photos and Details >


Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:
Intrinsic Charter School, Chicago, IL

MCA Member Manufacturer: Kingspan Insulated Panels

Architect: Wheeler Kearns Architects

Contractor: Clune Construction Company

Metal Installer: Hill Architectural Systems

Photos and Details >


University of California San Diego Jacobs Medical Center Central Plant, La Jolla, CA

MCA Member Manufacturer: Alcoa Architectural Products

MCA Member Metal Fabricator: DAMS Incorporated-D. Architectural Metal Solutions Inc.

Architect: Cannon Design

Contractor: Kitchell Contractors, Inc.

Metal Installer: Best Contracting Services, Inc.

Photos and details >


Metal Roofing:

Pearl Izumi North American Corporate Headquarters, Louisville, CO

MCA Member Distributor: Drexel Metals Inc.

Architects: ZGF, Arch11 and BuroHappold
Contractor: Haselden Construction

Metal Installer: B&M Roofing

Photos and details >



Principal Riverwalk Pavilion and Pump House, Des Moines, IA

MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.

Architect: Substance Architecture

Pavilion Contractor: Covenant Construction Services

Pump Station Contractor: Larson and Larson Construction

Pavilion Metal Installer: Midwest Glazing

Pump Station Metal Installer: Architectural Wall Systems Co.

Photos and details >



1611 West Division Apartments, Chicago, IL

MCA Member Manufacturer: Kingspan Insulated Panels

Architect: Ryan Stojkovich, Wheeler Kearns Architects

Contractor: Power Construction Co.

Metal Installer: Hill Architectural Systems

Photos and details >


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 Elaine Fitzgerald, AIA, CCS, ArchiTech Consulting, Inc., Mount Prospect, IL; Michael G. Fitzgerald, AIA, Principal, OKW Architects, Chicago, IL; and Ted Haug, AIA, LEED AP, Legat Architects, Chicago, IL. 


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.









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