EIFS Council of Canada launches 2017-2018 Architectural Design Awards Program

Ellen Cools
October 12, 2017
October 12, 2017 — The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) has launched its 2017-2018 Architectural Design Awards Program to honour design professionals and firms who incorporate EIFS products into “innovative and creative built projects”.

The Awards Program is open to all architects, architectural firms, builders or design professionals that have designed and completed a building located in Canada that utilizes EIFS.

Eligible buildings must be occupied no sooner than January 1, 2016, and no later than January 31, 2018.

Applicants can submit their projects in one of five categories:
•    Low-rise residential
•    High-rise residential
•    Commercial/retail
•    Recreational/institutional
•    Renovation

“The EIFS Council of Canada wants to recognize and honour projects that have used EIFS in an innovative way,” said John M. Garbin, President and CEO, ECC. “The goal of this Awards Program is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction. The use of EIFS will help us realize Canada’s national objective of creating resilient, sustainable buildings.”

Registrations to determine eligibility are open until April 7, 2018. All applicants who are deemed eligible have until April 7, 2018 to prepare their electronic submission packages. Submissions must be received no later than 12:01 am on April 7, 2018.

The award finalists will be announced on April 30, 2018. Recipients are selected by a jury of industry experts from a variety of backgrounds, who will consider submissions in relation to a range of established criteria to decide on a winning project.

There will be one Grand Award winner with a maximum of two honourable mentions for each category.

Award recipients will be honoured at the EIFS Council of Canada Annual General Meeting and Awards Reception on June 13, 2018.

Last year at the inaugural Design Awards, NumberTEN Architectural Group received the Grand Prize.

Founded in 1987, ECC is a non-profit representing the Canadian EIFS industry.

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