Kingspan Receives MCA Chairman's Award

Kingspan is honored to receive the Metal Construction Association (MCA) “Chairman’s Award” for both institutional and commercial categories

The annual Chairman’s Awards showcase the use of metal in exceptional buildings. Winning projects must have involved MCA member companies or their products. Awards are presented in eight categories: Overall Excellence; Commercial; Metal Roofing; Education (Primary & Secondary); Education (Colleges & Universities); Institutional; Municipal; and Residential.

Projects were submitted for consideration to the Chairman’s Awards and Metal Architecture magazine’s annual Design Awards Program. Recipients were chosen by a panel of distinguished architects—Christina Bazelmans of Lamoureux Pagano Associates, Steven G. Blye of Legat Associates, and Yen Ong of 5G Studio Collaborative— based on overall appearance, significance of metal in the project, innovative use of metal, and the role of metal in achieving project objectives.

Driver's Club - Redmond, Washington

For the institutional category, Kingspan was awarded the Chairman’s Award for the Driver’s Club project in Redmond, Washington.

Drivers Club is a community of people who share a passion for high-performance cars. The facility needed to be a secure place for rare and exotic vehicles but also open and inviting for everything from informal gatherings to special events.

The design solution employs irregular, graphic patterning intended to evoke the experience of speeding past a fence or a guardrail. This design motif is most obvious at the large scale, with overlay panels on the building’s metal skin, and continues through bands of mass-planting in the landscaping and human-scale elements such as walkway bollards and Corten steel pickets in the pedestrian zone.
“This facility is elegantly detailed. I really like the rhythm of the room as well as the interaction between cool metal and warm wood,” Bazelmans said.

Presented with the Chairman’s Award were MCA member companies Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp, and Sherwin-Williams. The pre-engineered buildings were clad in a combination of insulated metal panels from Kingspan and single-skin metal panels from Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation. The insulated Kingspan panels are the primary building envelope material. Kingspan used their own sealant and paint from Sherwin-Williams.
Winning Project: Drivers Club LLC, Redmond, WA
MCA Award Recipients: Kingspan, Metal Sales Manufacturing Corp., and Sherwin-Williams
Architect: TVA Architects, Inc., Portland, OR
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc., Redmond, WA
Photography: Christian Columbres Photography
Kingspan products: KS Series

DynaEnergetics - Blum, Texas

For commercial, the DynaEnergetics building in Blum, Texas took the award, thanks to a stunning aesthetic design that employs the use of both metal panels and glass.

DynaEnergetics’ headquarters is a state-of-the-art manufacturing and office facility. Its exterior reflects the high-precision nature of the company’s products as well as its parent company’s European roots.

The exterior’s natural finish metal accentuates the landscape of the surrounding flat rural plains. Vertical and horizontal aluminum sunshades, coupled with reflective glazing, control heat.

Most of the building’s facade is clad in insulated metal panels created by Kingspan, an MCA member company.

Winning project: DynaEnergetics, Inc., Blum, TX
MCA Award Recipient: Kingspan
Architect: Arch11, Inc., Denver, TX
Contractor: MYCON General Contractors, Inc., Dallas, TX
Kingspan products: Designwall 2000, Designwall 1000
“The use of metal gives the building a conspicuous texture and depth. I appreciate how expressive they made every element of this building."

- Yen Ong
5G Studio Collaborative

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