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2017 Metal Construction News Building and Roofing Awards

Speed Dec17 5
Photo: Rafael Gamo

Academic and museum buildings for the arts accounted for half the winners in the 2017 Metal Construction News Building and Roofing Awards. The winning projects are themselves artful expressions and exemplify the numerous ways metal can be leveraged in design and construction.

The judges admired Speed Art Museum’s contemporary expansion of a historic building in Louisville, Ky., and bestowed it the Grand Award. The museum features folded aluminum panels based on the original structure’s limestone. Other recipients included a zinc-clad visual arts building with an industrial aesthetic, art museum with stainless steel, hyperbolic forms and cultural center with metal roofs that divert water in a unique way. The winners are:

Speed Dec17 1
Photo: Joe Brennan, Phalanx Studios

Grand Award Winner

Speed Art Museum

Louisville, Ky.

Whitcomb Dec17 1
Photo: Andrew Pogue

Metal Buildings

Whitcomb Art Center at Knox College

Galesburg, Ill.

Japanese Garden  Dec17 1
Photos: Bruce Forster

New Roof Winner

Cultural Center at Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, Ore.

Christ Church Dec17 2
Photos: Martin Knowles Photo/Media

Retrofit Roof

Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Iowa Visual Arts Center Dec17 1
Photo: Mark Kempf Photography, St. Louis

New Walls

Visual Arts Building at University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Bampfa Dec17 1
Photo: Joe Brennan, Phalanx Studios
Nassau Dec17 9
Photos: Jamey Price Photography, courtesy of 3A Composites USA

Judges Award

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, N.Y.