2017 Metal Construction News Building and Roofing Awards

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.

Photo: Rafael Gamo

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:

Photo: Joe Brennan, Phalanx Studios

Grand Award Winner

Speed Art Museum

Louisville, Ky.

Photo: Andrew Pogue

Metal Buildings

Whitcomb Art Center at Knox College

Galesburg, Ill.

Photos: Bruce Forster

New Roof Winner

Cultural Center at Portland Japanese Garden

Portland, Ore.

Photos: Martin Knowles Photo/Media

Retrofit Roof

Christ Church Cathedral

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Photo: Mark Kempf Photography, St. Louis

New Walls

Visual Arts Building at University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

Photo: Joe Brennan, Phalanx Studios

Photos: Jamey Price Photography, courtesy of 3A Composites USA

Judges Award

Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Uniondale, N.Y.