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St. Elias Wins the North American Copper in Architecture Award

We’re pleased to announce that our project, St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church, has won the North American Copper in Architecture Award

The original heavy timber church constructed in 1995 was modeled after the western Ukrainian architectural style known as “Boyko.” In 2014 a devastating fire destroyed the church, which lead to a challenging reconstruction. The design team had to capture the spirit and style of the original church, while incorporating new technologies and adhering to building code changes. The domes were constructed on the ground, clad in copper pieces (diamond shaped sections measuring 24 inches high and 18 inches wide) and lifted into position with a 260-ton crane. The copper creates the distinctive appearance of the traditional domes and has a life expectancy of over 100 years.

St. Elias Ukrainian Catholic Church, Brampton, ON
Architect: Zimmerman Workshop Architecture + Design
Engineer: Moses Structural Engineers

The North American Copper in Architecture Awards recognizes and promotes North American building projects for their outstanding use of architectural copper and copper alloys. The awards program showcases a wide range of projects, all of which highlight craftsmanship, attention to detail, and architectural vision.

Click here to view all 2018 winners.

St. Elias has previously won the Ontario Wood WORKS! Institutional-Commercial Wood Design Award <$10M. Click here to learn more.