Announced at the MCA’s Winter Meeting held in Weston, Florida, 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.

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 2016 Chairman’s Award winners in each category were:

Overall Excellence:
Gemma Observatory, Southern New Hampshire
MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: Anmahian Winton Architects
Contractor: Patriots Builders (Scott Estabrooks)
Metal Installer: Crocker Architectural
Metal Fabricator: Crocker Architectural
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Residential:
Tripartite House, Houston, Texas

Building Owners: Rame Hruska and Russell Hruska
MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: Rame Hruska, AIA and Russell Hruska, AIA
Contractor: Intexure Design Build
Metal Installer: Ideal Roofing
Metal Fabricator: Ideal Roofing
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Metal Roofing:
Erie Residence, Erie, Pennsylvania

Building Owner: Grack
MCA Member Manufacturer: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
Architect: A.J. Grack Business Interiors
Contractor: A.J. Grack Business Interiors
Metal Installer: A.J. Grack Business Interiors
Metal Fabricator: Umicore Building Products USA, Inc.
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Education - Primary and Secondary Schools:
Fayetteville Montessori Primary School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Building Owner: Victoria Butler
MCA Member Manufacturer: Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
Architect: Marlon Blackwell Architects
Contractor: Nabholz Construction Corporation
Metal Installer: Harness Roofing Inc.
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Education - Colleges and Universities:
University of Arkansas Champions Hall, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Building Owner: University of Arkansas
MCA Member Manufacturer: McElroy Metal Inc.
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Valspar
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Accessories: DI Roof Seamers
MCA Member Coil Coating Manufacturer: Precoat Metals
Architect: SmithGroupJJR / Miller Boskus Lack
Contractor: Nabholz Construction
Metal Installer: Harness Roofing Inc.
Metal Fabricator: McElroy Metal Inc.
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Institutional:
Saint Paul Academy Huss Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Building Owner: Saint Paul Academy
MCA Member Manufacturer: Accurate Perforating
MCA Member Coating Manufacturer: Arkema Inc.
MCA Member Manufacturer: Arconic Architectural Products
Architect: HGA Architects & Engineers
Contractor: McGough
Metal Installer: MG McGrath, Inc.
Metal Perforator: Accurate Perforating
Metal Fabricator: MG McGrath, Inc.
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Municipal:
San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Control Tower, San Francisco, California
Building Owner: San Francisco International Airport (SFO), a department of the City and County of San Francisco
MCA Member Manufacturer: 3A Composites USA Inc.
Master Architect: HNTB, Los Angeles, California
Architect of Record: Fentress Architects, Denver, Colorado
Contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co., San Jose, California
Metal Installer: Pacific Erectors, Inc., Rocklin, California
Metal Fabricator: Keith Panel Systems Co. Ltd., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Commercial/Industrial:
Pterodactyl, Culver City, California
Building Owner: Frederick and Laurie Samitaur Smith, Los Angeles, California
MCA Member Distributer: RHEINZINK America, Inc.
Architect: Eric Owen Moss Architects, Culver City, California
Contractor: Samitaur Constructs, Culver City, California
Metal Installer: Architectural Metal Cladding, Inc., West Hollywood, California
Metal Fabricator: CSI Architectural Metal, Inc., Carson, California
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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
The 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 gain tremendous benefit 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 materials in construction through the education of the building and design communities regarding the benefits of metal.

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