In late 2016 the EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) proudly announced the inaugural ECC Architectural Design Awards Program. The intention of the program is to honour design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects. The goal of the Awards Program is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction, and to showcase creative and technical excellence.
Now in the second year since its inception, the Awards program continues to highlight the best of EIFS built projects across Canada. The Program continues to be open to all architects, architectural firms and design professionals that had designed and completed a building located in Canada which utilized EIFS.
The Program received submissions from firms all across Canada. From these submissions, five finalist projects were chosen. The finalist projects exhibited excellence in the areas of design, contribution to community, sustainability and the innovative use of EIFS. The Awards Finalists projects and their utilized EIFS systems are as follows:
The project submissions were evaluated and judged by a five member judging panel (see commemorative book to view the panel). The Panel selected the AquaBlu Condominiums by KNYMH as the Grand Prize Winner from the five finalists. All the finalist projects and grand prize winner were celebrated by architects and EIFS industry professionals at the ECC Architectural Design Awards Program Dinner on June 13th, 2018 in Toronto.