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Metal Construction Association Announces 2020 Chairman's Award Winners

Chicago, IL - The Metal Construction Association (MCA) has announced its 2020 Chairman’s Awards projects and recognized the involved 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 during an Awards Presentation that took place as part of the MCA’s Virtual Winter Meeting in February.

The 2020 winners are...

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



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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