Alcoa Receives MCA Award for Distinctive Design of Los Angeles Performing Arts High School

March 4, 2010

PITTSBURGH--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Alcoa Architectural Products (AAP) business received the Metal Construction Association’s President’s Award for Overall Excellence, an annual designation given for outstanding building projects.

The MCA President’s Awards honors member companies, architects, contractors and fabricators that help achieve innovative, creative building design. AAP’s Reynobond® aluminum composite material was a key material used on the façades of the newly built Central Los Angeles Area High School #9, a school for the performing arts.

The Los Angeles Unified School District wanted a campus that would reflect the creativity of the students through the architecture of its buildings. The school comprises four academies -- education in music, dance, theatre arts and visual arts. The result is a stunning campus with dramatic buildings that look like sculptures. Alcoa’s Reynobond® ACM material in a Gray Velvet color was installed on all the academy and art building facades. The recyclable composite metal panels were also used on the exterior of the lobby, lobby canopy and pop-out windows as well as on the skylights and other areas on the library and theater.

“We are pleased that our Reynobond materials were selected for this spectacular campus. The aesthetic appeal of our Reynobond product, the variety of metals and colors available, and its formability were contributing factors in achieving a distinctive building design,” said Glen Morrison, President, Alcoa Building and Construction Systems.

About Alcoa Building and Construction Systems

Alcoa Building and Constructions Systems, a leading supplier of architectural systems, services and building products to the global construction market, serves customers throughout North America, Europe, North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Included in this business is the Kawneer brand of architectural aluminum building products and systems, the Alcoa Architectural Products business, which sells the Reynobond® and Reynolux® brands of aluminum composite materials, and Alcoa Architectuursystemen NL, which designs, develops and sells aluminum profile systems for windows, doors, sliding patio doors, conservatories and curtain walls throughout Europe.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at

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