The 2022 MCN Project Excellence Awards

The Grand Award winner in the 2022 Metal Construction News Project Excellence Awards is the City of Hope Northeast Parking Structure, Duarte, Calif.

By Christopher Brinckerhoff
By Mark Robins
By Marcy Marro
By Paul Deffenbaugh

Photo courtesy of Mark Stranglen, The Complete Picture

The project is noteworthy for its new parking structure strategically placed at the northeast corner acting as a distinct entry monument for the community as well as for patients traveling from all over Southern California. Its defining feature is a kinetic façade—comprised of 0.040-inch-thick individual flapper tags in various sizes, coated in six Kynar shades—from Pittsburgh-based EXTECH/Exterior Technologies Inc. The MCN Award Judges selected it calling it, “the most innovative use of metal we’ve seen of all the entries,” saying this project “took something that was so mundane and turned it into a civic presence.”

The other category winners in the MCN Project Excellence Awards are:

• Metal Walls-New Construction: Rabbit Hole Distillery Tank Expansion Building
• Metal Walls-Retrofit: Northeast Classic Car Museum
• Metal Building Systems Buildings: EJ Basler
• Metal Craftsmanship: Martin County Courthouse Dome Restoration
• Metal Roofing-Retrofit: U.S. Naval Academy Dome Rehabilitation
• Judges Award: Boxcar Apartments
• Judges Award: Royal Norwegian Embassy
• Judges Award: The Works Parking Deck

Photo courtesy of Mark Stranglen, The Complete Picture

Grand Award Winner

City of Hope Northeast Parking Structure

Durate, Calif.

Photo: Youn Choi

Metal Walls-New Construction

Rabbit Hole Distillery Tank Expansion Building

Louisville, Ky.

Photo: James Mullen

Metal Walls-Retrofit

Northeast Classic Car Museum

Norwich, N.Y.

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Metal Roofing-New Construction

Triangle Square Apartments


Photos Patsy McEnroe

Metal Building Systems Buildings

EJ Basler

Schiller Park, Ill.

Renaissance Martin County Courthouse Dome 4

Metal Craftsmanship

Martin County Courthouse

Fairmont, Minn.

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Metal Roofing-Retrofit

U.S. Naval Academy Chapel Dome Rehabilitation

Annapolis, Md.

Photos courtesy of Benjamin Benschneider

Judges Award

Boxcar Apartments

Spokane, Wash.

Photo: Kyle Tracey, John Chan

Judges Award

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Washington, D.C.

Photo: Christy Lee, courtesy of Alfrex

Judges Award

The Works Parking Deck



Tania Bortolotto

Tania Bortolotto, OAA, ARIDO, FRAIC, LEED AP, WELL AP, founder and president, BORTOLOTTO Design, Toronto

Tania Bortolotto is the founder and president of the architecture and interior design firm, BORTOLOTTO since 1999. Bortolotto is the majority owner of her woman-owned company, and the firm is celebrating 21 years in business. Bortolotto is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a WELL AP and LEED accredited professional. Bortolotto currently serves on a TSX-listed public company as an independent member of the Board of Directors of Inscape Corp. and is the Chair of its’ Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Bortolotto also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boulevard Club, a private sports club, and is the Chair of its Master Planning Committee. BORTOLOTTO has steadily grown and has been recognized nationally and internationally, receiving numerous design distinctions and awards. The firm was also recently named by Blog TO as one of the “Top 15 architects in Toronto.”

David Sorg

David Sorg AIA, LEED AP, WELL AP, principal, OPN Architects, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

David Sorg is a principal with OPN Architects, an award-winning, 110-person regional design firm with locations in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. David co-leads the firm’s Design Excellence program with the goal of ensuring a consistent level of creativity, clarity, rigor and editing on every project. A LEED AP, Well AP and Fitwel Ambassador, Sorg’s known for challenging and inspiring his studio, encouraging design excellence with a focus on equity and wellbeing. Sorg graduated from Iowa State University in 1992 with a BArch degree with distinction. His work has been recognized with Central States and Iowa AIA Design Awards.

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Ron van der Veen, FAIA, LEED AP, NAC Architecture, Seattle

Ron van der Veen is a principal architect with NAC Architecture. For over three decades, he has been a national design leader in living/learning student communities. His longtime passion for student housing is grounded in the understanding that academic performance is linked to the social, emotional and physical wellness of students. He is dedicated to creating healthy, highly sustainable residential life environments. In addition to his numerous awards and publications, van der Veen was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for his transformational contribution to student life architecture. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.