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MCA Announces 2018 Chairman's Award Winners

Chicago, IL - At its annual Winter Meeting, held this year in Key Largo, FL in mid-January, the Metal Construction Association (MCA) announced eight projects chosen to receive 2018 Chairman's Awards. Selected by a panel of architects, the Chairman’s Awards are given each year to the 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. Categories for judging included: overall excellence; residential; metal roofing; education - primary and secondary schools; education - colleges and universities; institutional; municipal; and commercial/industrial.



Overall Excellence:

The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, NY

Building Owner: Cornell University
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries
MCA Member Coil Coating Manufacturer: Precoat Metals
Other Manufacturer: A. Zahner Company
Architect: Morphosis Architects  
Contractor: Barr & Barr
Metal Installers: W&W Glass, Precoat Metals
Metal Fabricator: Island Exterior Fabricators 




Ledbetter Residence: Central Texas Lake Retreat House, Ledbetter, Texas

Building Owners: Brad Nagar; Reid Sutton
MCA Member Manufacturer: MCBI
Architect & Contractor: m + a architecture studio
Metal Installers: Ideal Roofing; m + a architecture studio



Metal Roofing:

Ontario Place Pavilion, Toronto, Canada

Building Owner: Ontario Place Corporation
MCA Member Manufacturer: RHEINZINK America
Architects: LANDinc; West 8
Contractors: Urbacon Buildings Groups Corporation; A-Con Construction
Metal Installer: Semple Gooder Roofing Corporation
Metal Fabricator: Agway Metals



Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:

Memphis Business Academy, Memphis, TN

Building Owner:  Memphis Business Academy; Rev. Anthony Anderson
MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp.
Other Manufacturers: Gulf States Manufacturers; Kawneer
Architect: Self + Tucker Architects
Contractors:  Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC; Bricks Incorporated General Contractors
Metal Installers: Gulf States Manufacturers & Ralph Jones Sheet Metal



Education - Colleges and Universities:

Austin Community College Campus Center, Leander, TX

Building Owner: Austin Community College  
MCA Member Manufacturer: CENTRIA
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries
MCA Member Insulation Manufacturer: BASF
Other Manufacturer: Canopy Solutions, LLC
Architect:  SmithGroup / Pfluger Architects
Contractor: American Constructors




Ballet Memphis, Memphis, TN

Building Owner: Ballet Memphis 
MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD Petersen Aluminum Corp.
Architect: archimania
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder
Metal Installer: Ralph Jones Sheet Metal




Eleanor Boathouse, Chicago, IL

Building Owner: Chicago Park District
MCA Member Manufacturer: RHEINZINK America
Installer: Bennett & Brosseau, Inc.
Architect: Studio Gang Architects
Contractor: Walsh Construction
Metal Installer: Bennett & Brosseau, Inc.
MCA Member Regional Rollformer: Sheet Metal Supply Ltd.
Metal Fabricator: Sheet Metal Supply Ltd.




IBEW Local 134 Headquarters/Union Hall, Chicago, IL

Building Owner: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 134 
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: PPG Industries
Architect & Contractor: Wight & Company
Metal Installer: Architectural Panel Systems
MCA Metal Fabricator: Sobotec Ltd.

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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