2019 Chairman's Award Winners

2019 Chairman’s Award Winners Announced


Six 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 were 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 Palm Springs, CA on January 14, 2019, the MCA Chairman’s Awards were given in overall excellence; residential; metal roofing; education - colleges and universities; institutional; municipal; and commercial/industrial.


The 2019 Chairman’s Award Winners are:

Overall Excellence and Commercial/Industrial:

Great Northern Way Pavilion, Vancouver, BC


Building Owner: PCIDevelopments / Lowtide
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites

Architect: Perkins & Will

Contractor: Ledcor

Metal Installer: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd.

Education - Colleges & Universities:

University of Texas at Dallas Engineering & Computer Science West, Richardson, TX


Building Owner: University of Texas at Dallas
MCA Member Manufacturer: Petersen Aluminum

Other Manufacturers: Kovach Building Enclosures, Ohio Gratings
Metal Installer: Kovach Building Enclosures

Architect: Smith Group
Contractor: The Beck Group

Metal Installer: Kovach Building Enclosures


Menil Drawing Institute, Houston, TX


Building Owner: The Menil Foundation

Architect: Johnston Marklee

Contractor: Gilbane Building Company

MCA Member: PPG Industries Inc.



New Calgary Central Library, Calgary, AB


Building Owner:  Calgary Public Library

MCA Member Manufacturer: PPG

Other Manufacturers: APEL Extrusions Limited, Hydro Portland,

Architect: Snoheta/DIALOG

Contractors:  Stuart Olson

Metal Installers: Ferguson Corp.


Steeple Square, Dubuque, IA


Building Owner: Steeple Square
MCA Member Manufacturer: Chicago Metal Supply

Architect: Jeffrey Morton Associates
Contractor: Gronen Restoration

Metal Installers: Durable Restoration


Keller Court Commons, Petaluma, CA


Building Owners: Jim Soules

MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing

Architect: Chris Lynch, MAD Architecture

Contractor: Mike Jacobs, Jacobs Classic Construction

Metal Installers: Spaulding Metals & Crandall Roofing

MCA Member Accessories: S-5!

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  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.

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