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MCA Honors Outstanding Projects

Chicago, IL - At its just-concluded Winter Meeting in Weston, FL, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) announced its 2016 Chairman's Awards winners, recognizing 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: overall excellence; residential; metal roofing; education, primary and secondary schools; education, colleges and universities; institutional; municipal; and commercial/industrial.

The 2016 Chairman’s Award winners in each category are:

MCA-gemma
Gemma Observatory. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Anmahian Winton Architects + Client 

Overall Excellence:
Gemma Observatory, Southern New Hampshire

MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: Anmahian Winton Architects
Contractor: Patriots Builders (Scott Estabrooks)
Metal Installer: Crocker Architectural
Metal Fabricator: Crocker Architectural
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-tripartite
Tripartite House. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Rame Hruska 

Residential:
Tripartite House, Houston, Texas

Building Owners: Rame Hruska and Russell Hruska
MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: Rame Hruska, AIA and Russell Hruska, AIA
Contractor: Intexure Design Build
Metal Installer: Ideal Roofing
Metal Fabricator: Ideal Roofing
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-Erie
Erie Residence. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Gilbertson Photography

Metal Roofing:
Erie Residence, Erie, Pennsylvania

Building Owner: Grack
MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: A.J. Grack Business Interiors 
Contractor: A.J. Grack Business Interiors
Metal Installer: A.J. Grack Business Interiors
Metal Fabricator: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-fayetteville
Fayetteville Montessori Primary School. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Timothy Hursley

Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:
Fayetteville Montessori Primary School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Building Owner: Victoria Butler
MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects 
Contractor: Nabholz Construction Corporation
Metal Installer: Harness Roofing Inc.
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-uark
University of Arkansas Champions Hall. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Liam Frederick

Education - Colleges and Universities:
University of Arkansas Champions Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Building Owner: University of Arkansas
MCA Member Manufacturer: McElroy Metal Inc.
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Accessories: DI Roof Seamers
MCA Member Coil Coating Manufacturer: Precoat Metals
Architect: SmithGroupJJR / Miller Boskus Lack
Contractor: Nabholz Construction 
Metal Installer: Harness Roofing Inc.
Metal Fabricator: McElroy Metal Inc.
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-stpaul
Huss Center For The Performing Arts. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Joe Brennan, Phalanx Studios

Institutional:
Saint Paul Academy Huss Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Building Owner: Saint Paul Academy
MCA Member Manufacturer: Accurate Perforating
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Manufacturer: Arconic Architectural Products
Architect: HGA Architects & Engineers 
Contractor: McGough
Metal Installer: MG McGrath, Inc.
Metal Perforator: Accurate Perforating
Metal Fabricator: MG McGrath, Inc.
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-SFO
SFO Control Tower. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Daniel Lunghi Photography

Municipal:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Control Tower, San Francisco, California

Building Owner: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), a department of the City and County of San Francisco
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA Inc. (aluminum composite material) and PPG (coatings)
Master Architect: HNTB, Los Angeles, California
Architect of Record: Fentress Architects, Denver, Colorado
Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., San Jose, California
Metal Installer: Pacific Erectors, Inc., Rocklin, California
Metal Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Project Photos and Additional Details >


MCA-pterodactyl
Pterodactyl. Click image to enlarge.
Photo: Tom Bonner Photography

Commercial/Industrial: 
Pterodactyl

Culver City, California
Building Owner: Frederick and Laurie Samitaur Smith, Los Angeles, California
MCA Member Distributer: RHEINZINK America, Inc.
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, California
Contractor: Samitaur Constructs, Culver City, California
Metal Installer: Architectural Metal Cladding, Inc., West Hollywood, California
Metal Fabricator: CSI Architectural Metal, Inc., Carson, California
Project Photos and Additional 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 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, Iowaexceptional 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.

About The Metal Construction Association

MCA NLThe 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 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 about the benefits of metal. For more information about MCA, visit www.metalconstruction.org.




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