Mar 3, 2021

CHICAGO, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) awarded Chairman’s Awards to several companies for their roles in the creation of buildings that use metal in innovative ways.

The winning building projects were chosen by an independent panel of prominent architects: Christina Bazelmans of Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Steven G. Blye of Legat Associates, and Yen Ong of 5G Studio Collaborative. The judges selected winners based on overall appearance, the innovative use of metal in construction, and the significance of metal in achieving the project’s objectives.

“All of these are incredible examples of artistic expression and how to use metal to create beautiful and sustainable buildings,” Bazelmans said. “When you want to show what metal construction is capable of, these are the pinnacle.”

Chairman’s Award recipients are selected annually from projects submitted to the Chairman’s Award competition and Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program. For consideration, an MCA member company must have made a significant contribution to the project’s construction.

Entries were collected in judged in late 2020, and winners were announced at the February 3, 2021, Awards Presentation during MCA’s Winter Meeting. The winning projects are detailed in the following pages.

About the Metal Construction Association

The Metal Construction Association brings together diverse companies that collaborate for the purpose expanding the use of metal in construction. Our vision is to be recognized as the authoritative voice of the metal construction industry. 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 in construction by educating the building and design communities about the benefits of the material. Learn more at


Overall Excellence

Chase Center Arena, San Francisco, CA
Building Owner: Golden State Warriors
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
Other Manufacturers: Pure + Freeform, Ryerson, McNichols, MG McGrath
Architect: Manica Architecture & Kendall/Heaton Associates
Contractor: Mortenson/Clark Construction Group
Metal Installer: Enclos
Photo Credit: Jason O’Rear Photography/Chase Center


DynaEnergetics, Inc. headquarters, Blum, TX
Building Owner: DynaEnergetics, Inc.
MCA Member Manufacturer: Kingspan
Architect: Arch11, Inc.
Contractor: MYCON General Contractors, Inc.
Metal Installers: EMCO, Benchmark by Kingspan
Photo Credit: Kingspan (images 1-8) and James Florio (images 9-12)

Education – Colleges & Universities

Richard J. Daley College Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center, Chicago, IL
Building Owner: City Colleges of Chicago
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
Architect: JGMA
Contractor: Old Veteran Construction
Photo Credit: Tom Rossiter

Education – Secondary & Primary

Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH
Building Owner: Northridge Local School District
MCA Member Metal Fabrication and Scans: East Coast Metal Systems
Other Manufacturers: Alpolic
Architect: Levin Porter Architects
Contractor: Shook Touchstone
Metal Installer: Valley Interior Systems
Photo Credit: East Coast Metal Panels


Drivers Club, Redmond, WA
Building Owner: Drivers Club LLC
MCA Member Manufacturers: Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp.
MCA Member Paint Manufacturer: Sherwin-Williams
Other Manufacturers: Butler Metal Building System
Architect: TVA Architects, Inc.
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.
Metal Installer: Span Construction and Engineering
Photo Credit: Christian Columbres Photography


Williston Basin International Airport, Williston, ND
Building Owner: City of Williston, North Dakota
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA, Kingspan
Architect: Alliance Architects
Contractor: JE Dunn
Metal Installer: MG McGrath, Inc.
Photo Credit: Brennan Photo + Video


108 Chambers, New York, NY
Building Owner: Greystone Development
MCA Member Manufacturer: BAMCO Inc.
Other Manufacturers: Pure + Freeform
Architect: Woods Bagot
Contractor: Ross & Associates
Photo Credit: Joe Brennan/ Brennan Photo + Video



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