EIFS Council of Canada announces the opening of the 2021 Architectural Design Awards Program

The EIFS Council of Canada announces the opening of its 2021

Architectural Design Awards Program. Now in their fourth consecutive year, the ECC Design Awards
honour design professionals which incorporate EIFS into innovative and creative built projects.

The ECC’s annual Awards Program showcases outstanding EIFS projects completed in Canada during a
defined criteria period. Last year’s Grand Prize was awarded to the mid-rise residential project ‘Sage 10,’
by IBI Group. The Sage 10 was selected by the esteemed jury panel from amongst the seven excellent
category finalists.

“The EIFS Council of Canada continues to recognize and honour designers who have utilized EIFS in
resilient and technically advanced projects,” remarked John M. Garbin, President/ CEO of the EIFS
Council of Canada, “We developed this Awards Program with the objective of creating a new recognition
platform for EIFS design and building science deliverables. Our finalists and Grand Prize winners from
past years stand as proud benchmarks in the Canadian building industry’s pursuit of resilient,
sustainable and aesthetically pleasing infrastructure.”

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, 2019 and no later than January 31st, 2021. 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 to determine eligibility are open until March 31st 2021. All eligible applicants will have
until April 30th, 2021 to prepare their electronic submission packages. Final submission packages must
be received no later than 11:59 PM, April 30th, 2021.

Award finalists will be announced on May 23rd, 2021. 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 select the winning projects. Award finalists will be
announced in a Press Release and featured in articles submitted to prominent Canadian architectural
and construction publications. Finalists and Grand Prize recipient will be further recognized and
honoured at the EIFS Council of Canada Annual General Meeting and Awards Dinner in June 2021.

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