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2019 MCA Chairman's Award Winners Announced

Chicago, IL – The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has recognized North America's most outstanding metal construction projects of 2019. This year's judging panel of distinguished architects included James Theimer, Principal Architect, Trilogy Architecture; Mark Roddy, Lecturer in the Department of Design, California State University, Sacramento; and Erik Mehlman, Partner and Design Lead at BuildSense | Architecture + Construction.

The Chairman's Awards go to the most exceptional buildings involving MCA member companies. The criteria include overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

Winners in six categories were announced at MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, CA on January 14th.

Overall Excellence and Commercial/Industrial
Great Northern Way Pavilion - Vancouver, BC


Building Owner: PCI / Lowtide
MCA Member Manufacturer:  3A Composites
Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.
Architect: Perkins + Will
Contractor: Ledcor

Education - Colleges & Universities
The University of Texas at Dallas Engineering & Computer Science West - Richardson, TX


Building Owner: The University of Texas at Dallas
MCA Member Manufacturer: PAC-CLAD/Petersen Aluminum
Other Manufacturers: Kovach Building Enclosures (also Installer), Ohio Gratings
Architect:  SmithGroup
Contractor: The Beck Group

Menil Drawing Institute - Houston, TX


Building Owner: The Menil Foundation
MCA Member Company: PPG Industries
Architect: Johnston Marklee
Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

New Calgary Central Library - Calgary Alberta Canada


Building Owner: Calgary Public Library
MCA Member Manufacturer: PPG Industries
Other Manufacturers: APEL Extrusions Limited, Hydro Portland
Installer: Ferguson Corp.
Architect: Snohetta/DIALOG
Contractor: Stuart Olson

Steeple Square - Dubuque, IA


Building Owner: Steeple Square
MCA Member Manufacturer: Chicago Metal Supply and Fabrication Inc.
Installer: Durable Restoration
Architect: Jeffrey Morton Associates
Contractor: Gronen Restoration

Keller Court Commons - Petaluma, CA


Building Owner: Jim Soules
MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation
MCA Member Accessories: S-5!
Installers: Spaulding Metals, Crandall Roofing
Architect: Chris Lynch of MAD Architecture
Contractor: Mike Jacobs of Jacobs Classic Construction

Award recipients are chosen from projects submitted by MCA members to Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program. The ingenuity and innovation evidenced in this year's entries inspired a great deal of passion, enthusiasm and debate among the judges. Theimer summed up the selection process simply by saying, "I totally enjoyed this."


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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