Dissimilar Metal Design Wins NACIA Award for The Ledger Project

The Ledger in Bentonville, AR has won a 2024 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award by the Copper Development Association.

We are thrilled to announce that The Ledger project, featuring 50,000 square feet of custom engineered, fabricated, and finished Copper by Dissimilar Metal Design, has been awarded the 2024 North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) award by the Copper Development Association.

This prestigious award celebrates the dedication and expertise of our entire team. We extend our sincere congratulations to everyone who played a part in bringing The Ledger to life.

The Ledger is a new 230,000-square-foot mixed-use office building in the heart of downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Designed to be community-centric, the building creates a new place for the community to work, play, and gather, expanding connections between the workplace and the surrounding urban area.

The ground floor mixes retail and office amenities, while the floors above host traditional offices and the Ledger’s co-working community. Pedestrian ramps blur the line of where the building begins and the sidewalk ends, extending a continuous zigzag of movement up the east side of the building along Main Street. The ramps invite the public up onto a series of terraces that help scale the building with its context.

Copper cladding traces the lines of the ramp, adding a tone and tactility that evokes the warm shades of the brick buildings around the historic Square. Accentuating the movement of the ramps, the copper at each terrace begins as flat panels that slowly morph into articulated profiles that eventually create a five-foot-deep planter. Located at each of the terraces, these planters invite moments of refuge and perspective.

We are incredibly proud of this achievement and the role our team played in making The Ledger a standout project. Thank you for your continued support and belief in our vision.

Read more about the 2024 copper awards.