MCA Honors Eight Outstanding Building Designs

2017 Chairman's Award Winners Unveiled

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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


Residence at 877 Beacon, Boston, Massachusetts

Building Owner: SCS 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


Metal Roofing:
Mooseheart School, Mooseheart, Illinois

Building Owner: Mooseheart Child City and School

MCA Member Manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum Corp<br /> 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: 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.

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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