Whether gleaming like a new penny or acquiring an attractive patina as it reacts to the environment, copper adds flair to old and new buildings. Copper's aesthetic qualities and architectural benefits are perfectly illustrated by the 12 projects honored by the third annual North American Copper in Architecture Awards, co-sponsored by the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association. 

Projects were judged based on overall building design, integration of copper systems, craft of copper installation, and excellence in innovation or historic restoration by a panel of architecture and copper industry experts. Awards were given in two categories: Restoration/Renovation and New Construction.

The 2010 winners are:


  • Milwaukee City Hall, Milwaukee—Architect: Engberg Anderson Architects, Milwaukee
  • Old City Hall, Toronto—Architect: The Ventin Group Architects, Toronto
  • Historic Coweta County Courthouse, Newnan, Ga.—Architect: Lord, Aeck, & Sargent Architecture, Atlanta
  • Rideau Hall, Ottawa—Architect: Robertson Martin Architects, Ottawa
  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, Copper Tower, Charleston, S.C.—Architect: Glenn Keyes Architects, Charleston

New Construction

  • Waipolu Gallery and Studio, Oahu, Hawaii—Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Seattle; Associate Architect: Garduque Architects, Honolulu
  • Mark Olsen Project, Holladay, Utah—Architect: Mark Christian Design, Holladay
  • Marcus Nanotechnology Research Center Building, Atlanta—Architect of Record: M+W Zander U.S. Operations, Chicago; Design Architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Philadelphia
  • Benning Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C.—Architect: Davis Brody Bond Aedas, New York
  • Rose Theatre, Brampton, Ontario—Architect: Page & Steele Architects, Toronto
  • Private Residence, Edwards, Colo.—Architect: Selldorf Architects, Vail, Colo.
  • 4143 Buena Vista Townhomes, Dallas—Architect: Ron Wommack Architect, Dallas

Launch the slideshow to view photos of each winning project.