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Low rise residential, mid rise residential, high rise residential, commercial/retail, recreational/institutional, hospitality, renovations.
You may submit one project to one category only. However, you are permitted to submit multiple projects. You may not submit the same project twice.
• Project must be occupied no sooner than January 1st, 2018 and no later than January 31st, 2020 (for all project categories EXCEPT renovation projects).
• OR Project must be completed no sooner than January 1st, 2018 and no later than January 31st, 2020 (for renovation projects ONLY).
• Project must be occupied by the time of submission
• Project opaque walls must be comprised of more than 50% EIFS
• Project site and building must be physically located in Canada
• Project must not be a previous EIFS Architectural Design Awards Finalist or Winner
Category specific criteria:
Low rise residential:
• Project must be within the scope of Part 9 of Division B of the NBC and be used or intended to be used residential occupancy
• Project must be four (4) storeys or under in building height
Mid rise residential:
• Project must be within the scope of Part 3 of Division B of the NBC and be used or intended to be used residential occupancy
• Project must be four (4) to six (6) storeys in building height
High rise residential:
• Project must within the scope of Part 3 of Division B of the NBC and be used or intended to be used residential occupancy
• Project must be within the scope of Part 9 or Part 3 and be used or intended to be used business and personal services OR mercantile occupancy
• Project must be within the scope of Part 9 or Part 3 and be used or intended to be used for residential occupancy
• Project must be a hotel, motel, or lodging house
• Project must be constructed in compliance with the NBC and be used or intended to be used for assembly occupancy
• Project must be constructed in compliance with the local building code
• Project must be a recladding of an existing building. If an addition was added to an existing building and new floor area was added, the project would not be eligible for the renovation category, but would be eligible for the appropriate category above)
Please note: Project categories may be redefined, at the discretion of the judging panel, based on the number of participating projects.
Yes, but the project site and building must be physically located Canada
Submissions are received online in electronic format using the submission portal.
All submissions must be received electronically, no later than 11:59pm on April 17, 2020.
a. All submissions must be in an electronic format
b. All submissions must contain two (2) PDF files:
i. Drawing set
ii. One-page summary and photo set
c. All submissions must include a full set of architectural drawings including, but not limited to:
i. Site plans, floor plans, elevations, sections
ii. Key details involving EIFS
iii. Specification list
d. Photo set guidelines:
i. All submissions must include colour photography of the building
ii. Photos of the project from different elevations
iii. Photos of the site that shows the project in its immediate context
iv. Photo resolution should be 180 dpi or higher
v. All submissions should be 8.5 x 11” format submitted online
vi. Sixteen (16) single-sided pages maximum or 8 double sided pages
e. All submissions must include a separate (1) 8.5 x 11” page summary that describes how the project fulfills the following criteria: Impact, Design, Sustainability, Use & Significance
f. A project can be submitted to one (1) category only. You may submit multiple different projects
All submissions should be 8.5 x11” format submitted online. Total file size should not exceed 20MB.
You will asked to detail how the project addresses the following criteria:
• Impact: How does the project contribute to its site, neighbourhood and community?
• Design: how does the project demonstrate innovation & creativity?
• Sustainability: Describe the project strategies that were incorporated to reduce the negative impact of the building on the environment?
• Use & Significance: How does this project create a new benchmark of excellence in EIFS construction?
• Technical excellence: How does the project demonstrate technical excellence and good building science principles?
Read about our judging panel in our press release.
June 15th, 2020