Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Keystone Architecture and Planning named as Grand Prize Award Winner at the EIFS Council of Canada Architectural Design Awards Program Dinner



(June 17, 2019, Toronto, ON) Architects, designers, developers, and EIFS industry professionals gathered on the night of June 12th in Toronto to recognize and celebrate the Finalists and Grand Prize Award Winners of the 2018-19 ECC Architectural Design Awards. At the event, the EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) announced Keystone Architecture and Planning and their project Best Western Merritt as the Grand Prize Award Winner from among seven finalist projects.

The ECC Architectural Design Awards Program received submissions from a variety of projects across Canada in all project categories. The finalist projects exhibited excellence in the areas of community impact, design, environmental sustainability, significance and contribution to the community, and technical excellence in the innovative use of EIFS. The project finalists are as follows:

Amica Peel Village Brampton

Mid-rise Residential category

Architect: A. Robert Murphy Architect Inc.

Client/owner: Succession Development Corporation

EIFS Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems Canada

EIFS Contractor: Lido Wall Systems


AMJC Mosque Brampton

Recreational/Institutional category

Architect: SRN Architects Inc.

Client/owner: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Inc.

EIFS Manufacture: BASF Wall Systems

EIFS Contractor: Holt Construction Services Ltd.


Best Western Merritt

Hospitality category

Architect: Keystone Architecture and Planning

Client/owner: Rattan Hospitality Inc.

EIFS Manufacturer: Adex Systems Inc.

EIFS Contractor: Cityview Exteriors


Riordan Dental Care Building

Renovation category

Architect: Barry Bryan Associates

Client/owner: Peter Riordan

EIFS Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems Canada

EIFS Contractor: Akaerex


Shoppers World

Commercial/Retail category

Architect: Leon Lubelski Architects

Client/owner: RioCan Real East Investment Trust

EIFS Manufacturer: DuROCK Alfacing International

EIFS Contractor: Maxcon Design


The Radius

Low-rise Residential category

Architect: Iredale Group Architecture

Client/owner: Vidorra Developments

EIFS Manufacturer: Adex Systems Inc.

EIFS Contractor: MNC Construction Inc.


Waterview Developments Phase 1 Condominiums

High-rise Residential category

Architect: ICON Architects Inc.

Client/owner: LJM Developments

EIFS Manufacturer: BASF Wall Systems

EIFS Contractor: Kaya Wall Assembly


In a unanimous decision, the Best Western Merritt project was selected by the esteemed five-member judging panel from amongst the seven finalists. Adex Systems is the EIFS Manufacturer, with the EIFS installation completed by Cityview Exteriors of Kelowna.

“The judging panel could easily observe that using EIFS in this project allowed the architect to fully express their creativity,” stated Mr. Steven Kirshenblatt, spokesperson for the ECC Awards Judging Panel, “The use of contemporary elements and varied choice in colours to match the surrounding site context is especially commendable.”

“We are indeed pleased to have Keystone Architecture and Planning and the Best Western Merritt as our Grand Prize Winner,” said John M. Garbin, President and CEO of the EIFS Council of Canada, “This is a beautiful project that utilizes the best in EIFS on a building that will serve as an anchor project for future commercial expansion in the area. Congratulations again to the entire Keystone design team as well as to the efforts of Adex Systems and Cityview Exteriors for their excellent on site performance and execution.”

For more information about the ECC Architectural Design Awards Program, or to schedule interviews, please contact eifsawards@eifscouncil.org


The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) serves as the “official voice” for the Canadian EIFS industry with a mandate to provide for the advancement and growth of the industry across the country, through advocacy, education and marketing.

The ECC brings together leading National and International companies to form a collaborative network of vested stakeholders. While unifying and advancing industry interests, the ECC also supports individual innovation and entrepreneurial efforts. The ECC is uniquely qualified to draw from its diverse membership profile, enabling it to both explore and strengthen EIFS’ growing building science foundations and end user value-proposition.



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