Award winners were announced by ATAS for its 2023 Project of the Year competition. There were seven award categories: commercial roofs, commercial walls, residential roofs, residential walls, accents, sustainable and interiors. Each award recognized projects in which ATAS products were incorporated into the design and construction of the building. First, second and third place winners in each category were chosen by an independent panel of judges, comprised of ATAS advisory board members.

Phoenix West in Orange Beach, Alabama, received the first-place honors for commercial roofs. Techo Tile in mission red was used to retrofit the existing storm-damaged roof. The architect was John M. Senkarik & Associates, and the panels were installed by Roofing Plus, Inc. The distributor was Commercial Roofing Specialties, Inc. Techo Tile is a metal roof panel with a deep configuration in the form of an “S,” or Spanish tile. The panel is installed vertically up the slope of the roof, with exposed fasteners and on a solid substrate. It is lightweight, allowing installation over an existing roof without the need for tear-off and disposal (depending upon local building codes). Typical applications for Techo Tile are commercial and residential roofing with a recommended minimum slope of 3:12. The tile is also suitable for mansard applications. Techo Tile has the look of a clay tile roof without the problems associated with its care.

For the commercial walls category, Cantelmi E-Commerce in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, took first place. Black Grand C and Belvedere Grand R wall panels were used on the project. The building was designed by 4/4 Architecture and the installer was Alan Kunsman Roofing and Siding, Inc. The Grand C panels provide a unique solution for today’s metal siding needs. The panels are designed for use over solid substrates or open framing, with support members spaced a maximum of 24 inches on-center. Belvedere Grand R panels are structural in nature and can also be installed over solid substrate or open framing. Grand R panels can be installed vertically or horizontally with exposed fasteners.

Winning the first-place award in the residential roofs category was a private residence in Longport, New Jersey. Dutch Seam panels and curved PC panels, both in regal blue, were installed by D&A Home Improvements LLC, and the distributor was ABC Supply Company. This is the second year in a row that D&A Home Improvements LLC and ABC Supply have won the first-place award in the residential roofs category. The architect for the home was OSK Design Partners and the general contractor was Van Duyne Builders. Dutch Seam is a continuous, standing-seam metal roof panel with an integral seam. With the lock and seam integral parts of the panel, there are no seam caps to install. This prevents “blow-off” or “creeping” of the cap or seam. Mechanical field-seaming of the panel is not required. Just snap the panel onto the previously installed panel, fasten the clip and the panel is in place. Dutch Seam is a structural metal roof panel and can be fastened directly to purlins or solid substrate. The minimum slope requirement for a roof is 2:12. The curved PC system is a non-structural standing-seam panel consisting of a snap-on seam with a concealed clip and fastener system. The panel system can be curved in concave or convex styles. Curved trims are available.

For the residential walls category, a private resident in Buffalo, New York, took first place. Corrugated panels in regal blue were installed on the walls and Field-Lok with a 1.5-inch seam height in coppertone was installed on the roof. The architect was Kathleen M. Kinan Architect, RA, and the distributor was B&L Wholesale Supply. The corrugated panel is a traditional, economical wall or roof panel. It is installed horizontally or vertically with exposed fasteners. The panel is available in smooth or stucco-embossed texture, depending on the material. Ideal applications are walls, mansards and equipment screens. Installed with an expansion clip, the 1.5-inch Field-Lok panel is a non-structural, single-locked or double-locked roof panel. The 1.5-inch Field-Lok panel is mechanically seamed in the field and provides the traditional appearance of standing seam. Plank ribs are standard. It may also be curved, with or without plank ribs.

The Scioto Peninsula in Columbus, Ohio, won first place in the accents category. Perforated Belvedere 7.2-inch Rib panels in black were installed by Wolfrum Roofing Exteriors. The architect was Moody-Nolan, and the distributor was ABC Supply Company. Belvedere 7.2-inch Rib wall panels are structural in nature and can be installed either on solid substrate or open framing. They are structural wall panels that offer design freedom for all types of buildings. The panel can be installed vertically or horizontally with exposed fasteners.

For the sustainable category, the Fahy Commons Building at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, took first place. The building was named the first project in the world to achieve Core Living Building Certification, a program administered by the International Living Future Institute. It is also LEED Platinum-certified and was recently honored with three major sustainability and green building awards. ATAS’ Field-Lok panels with a 2-inch seam height in sandstone were installed on the roof by Alan Kunsman Roofing & Siding, Inc., and then solar panels were installed over the standing-seam metal roof panels with special clamps, holding the solar panels to the standing seam to eliminate roof penetrations. Standing-seam metal roof panels are the ideal choice for PV solar systems because of their long service life. When installing solar panels (typically warranted for 25 years of power generation), a building owner benefits from a roofing substrate that has a greater life expectancy than the solar panels. Additionally, highly reflective metal roofs with cooler rooftop temperatures result in better performance of solar panels. Re:Vision Architecture designed the award-winning building, and the general contractor was Whiting-Turner.

The Rose Garden Tea Room in San Marino, California, won first place in the interiors category. ATAS’ new Lineair Plank panels in white were installed by Martin Bros. The tearoom was designed by Architectural Resources Group and the distributor was L&W Supply. Crafted with precision, aluminum Lineair Plank beams redefine artfulness in metal ceiling design. Durable and stylish, Lineair Plank panels seamlessly blend aesthetics with functionality, adding a touch of sophistication to any space. They are available in a wide selection of colors, woodgrains, widths and depths to meet any design criteria. The perfect synergy of form and function, innovative Lineair Plank aluminum beam solutions provide a timeless and captivating ceiling experience.

“Metal’s versatility in design is identified in our Project of the Year Awards,” stated Jim Bush, vice president of sales and marketing for ATAS. “I would like to congratulate this year’s winners for their creativity and excellent workmanship in these award-winning designs. I look forward to seeing the exciting new applications that will be presented for the 2024 competition.”

To view the booklet of all the 2023 winners and nominated projects, go to To submit a project for 2024, go to