Havergal College Upper School receives Copper Award from the NACIA

July 26, 2022

The Havergal College Upper School is one of 11 innovative copper building projects from the United States and Canada to be announced as a winner in the Copper Development Association’s annual North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) awards program. Launched in 2008, the NACIA awards program recognizes copper’s versatile use in building construction and promotes its innovative applications. 

Winning projects represented a wide variety of design styles and buildings, including educational buildings, government facilities, and churches – all of which were executed with remarkable detail, creativity, and craftsmanship. 

‎“‎The 2022 NACIA winners exhibit copper’s endless range of applications through innovation in new and historical restoration projects,” ‎said Larry Peters, Project Manager & Architectural Applications Specialist for CDA. “Answering the growing demand to meet environmental goals using sustainable building materials, the 2022 winners demonstrate a perfect balance of maximizing green materials and longevity, creating architecture masterpieces for generations to come.”

The upper school expansion completed in 2021 provides Havergal students an arts and technology-focused space to inspire learning, curiosity, and creativity, and to enhance a shared sense of community within a remarkable natural setting. The new 22,000 square foot addition has transformed an under-utilized service area, creating a new landscaped courtyard alongside three stories of studios, adaptable teaching and gathering space. The new copper elements at Havergal upper school tells a story of the building's craft, attention to detail, resilience, sustainability, and its transforming character over time.

The 11 winning projects were selected by a panel of judges based on the presence and use of copper and the significance of the project at hand – whether historic, modern, or otherwise. A complete list of winners can be found on copper.org.

About CDA
The Copper Development Association is the information, education, market and technical development arm of the copper, brass and bronze industries in North America. Learn more by visiting our website www.copper.org.