The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) is pleased to announce the launch of its 2023 Architectural Design Awards competition. This is the sixth consecutive year that the EIFS Council of Canada has run their prestigious Awards Program. The Program was initiated to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects.
The ECC’s award-winning projects represent the very best of EIFS projects in Canada. Last year’s Grand Prize was awarded to Ken Soble Tower by ERA Architects. This year, the EIFS Council encourages all architects, design professionals, and contractors to submit their recent EIFS projects for the opportunity to be selected as a category finalist as well as overall Grand Prize recipient.
“The EIFS Council of Canada is pleased to continue to recognize and honour projects that have used EIFS in an innovative way,” remarked John M. Garbin, President/ CEO of the EIFS Council of Canada, “We developed these Awards with the objective of creating ‘new benchmarks’ in EIFS construction. The finalists and winners from past years have demonstrated that EIFS helps realize Canada’s national objective of creating resilient, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing buildings.”
The Awards Program is open to all architects, architectural firms, builders or design professionals that have designed and completed a project located in Canada that utilizes EIFS. Eligible projects must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2021 and no later than January 31st, 2023. All applicants may submit their projects in one of seven categories: 1) low rise residential, 2) mid-rise residential, 3) high rise residential, 4) commercial/retail, 5) recreational/institutional, 6) hospitality, and 7) renovation.
Registrations and submissions are now open. Final submission packages must be received no later than 11:59 PM, April 21st, 2023.
Award finalists will be announced on May 8th, 2023. All Award finalists will be announced in a Press Release and featured in articles submitted to prominent Canadian architectural and construction publications. The recipients will be selected by a renowned jury of industry experts from a variety of building industry disciplines. The jury will consider the submissions in relation to a range of established criteria to decide on a winning project. Award recipients will be honoured at the EIFS Council of Canada Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner in June 2023.