Yesterday, the State of Kansas, JE Dunn Construction and Treanor Architects were presented the North American Copper in Architecture award for their work on the replacement of the Kansas Statehouse's copper roof and dome.
The Kansas Statehouse was among only 14 projects in North America to be acknowledged for the use of architectural copper and copper alloys.
“The Kansas Statehouse is a magnificent architectural piece of U.S. history,” said Larry Peters, project manager and architectural application specialist for the Copper Development Association. “It’s wonderful to see copper playing such a vital role in its preservation. While the original dome and roof had served the building well for more than a century, the new copper system will ensure the building is protected for another 100 years.”
The award was presented by Peter's who represented the Copper Development Association and the Canadian Copper & Brass Development Association (CCBDA), the organizations who sponsor the awards program.