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In Topeka, Kansas, the interior of the Statehouse dome shines with a brilliance that lawmakers and visitors haven’t seen for decades.

A 138-year-old public school in New York City has gleaming new copper gutters and cornices and is protected from interior water damage.

And a new Harvard University library decided copper was the right roofing material from the start, making a dramatic impression for the modern building.

Those projects are among the winners of the Copper Development Association’s 2015 North American Copper in Architecture Awards. The association, along with the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association, picked 12 projects from around the country that best represent the use of architectural copper and its related alloys.

“Every year, we’re impressed by the number of quality award submissions that we receive for the program,” said CDA spokesman Stephen Knapp. “We couldn’t be more pleased to see how many of these projects exemplify not only the sustainability and durability of copper, but the incredible diversity in the world of architecture.”

Honors were awarded in the categories of new construction, restoration/renovation and ornamental applications. The projects were recognized earlier this year at a ceremony in Atlanta.

Here are this year’s winners. [read the full story at snipsmag.com]

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