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University of Iowa Visual Arts Building
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Residence at 877 Beacon
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Mooseheart School
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Medicine Crow Middle School
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Whitcomb Art Center, Knox College
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Speed Art Museum
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Nassau Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
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Deli Loop
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Chicago, IL – 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: SCG 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
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

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 benefit tremendously 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 metal. For more information about MCA, visit

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