What are the North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA)?

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA) recognizes and promotes North American building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The program showcases a wide range of projects, all of which highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision. Historically, copper has long been used because of its great natural beauty and finish, its performance and durability, and its long service life and recyclability. Today, copper remains a superior building material, adapted and utilized for a wide variety of contemporary and cutting edge applications.

Submit Your Project


  • Project must be located in Canada or the United States and completed within the past 3 years
  • Project must feature a significant application of architectural copper alloy(s)
  • Copper manufacturer must be located in North America


  • Historic Restoration
  • New Construction


Projects will be judged by a panel of industry experts based on the following criteria:

  • Copper system design
  • Integration of copper alloys with overall building design
  • Craftsmanship of installation
  • Excellence in innovation or restoration, as applicable


Winners will be awarded with a custom copper etching commemorating the winning project. Winners will be posted on the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association's website, the Copper Development Association’s website and publicized in various industry publications.

For more information:

In Canada, please contact Stephen Knapp at stephen.knapp@copperalliance.ca.
In the United States, please contact Andy Kireta Jr. at andrew.kiretajr@copperalliance.us.