SOURCE: EIFS Council of Canada

May 08, 2017 08:00 ET

EIFS Council of Canada announces ECC Architectural Design Awards Program Finalists

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - May 08, 2017) - The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) is pleased to announce the four finalists for the 2016‐17 ECC Architectural Design Awards Program: Mr. Don Dessari (NORR Architects), Mr. Guillaume Marcoux (Architecture Microclimat), Mr. Paul Hammond (Low Hammond Rowe Architects) and Mr. Barrie Ottenbreit (Number TEN Architectural Group).

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

  • Seton Marriot Hotels, Calgary, AB - Don Dessari, NORR Architects, Engineers, Planners
  • 1st Avenue Residence, Montreal, QC - Guillaume Marcoux, Architecture Microclimat
  • Wilson's Walk, Victoria, BC - Paul Hammond, Low Hammond Rowe Architects
  • Eenchokay Birchstick School, Pikangikum, ON - Barrie Ottenbreit, Number TEN Architectural Group

"Our finalists reflect and indeed, celebrate the use of EIFS in beautiful, diverse and innovative built projects," says John M. Garbin, President and CEO of the ECC. "The projects are great examples of how EIFS can be used to great effect in Architecture today."

Each project was chosen by a five member judging Panel comprised of: Alex Bozikovic (The Globe and Mail), Robert J. Dyck (Robert J Dyck Architect & Engineer Inc.), Dr. Ted Kesik (Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto), Joe Somfay (IBI Group) and Dr. John Straube (Faculty of Architecture, University of Waterloo, RDH Building Science Inc.).

From the four finalists, the judging panel also selected a Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the ECC Architectural Design Awards Dinner and Reception at the BMO Institute for Learning on June 13th, 2017. All award recipients, including Finalists, will receive their awards and enjoy a networking dinner and celebration that evening.

For more information about the ECC Architectural Design Awards Program, or to schedule interviews, please contact

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The ECC Architectural Design Awards Program was established to recognize design professionals and firms which incorporate EIFS products into innovative and creative built projects. The goal of the ECC Awards Program is to create a new benchmark in EIFS construction, and will help professionals to achieve Canada's national objective of creating resilient, sustainable buildings.

The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) was formed to represent the Canadian EIFS (Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems) industry across Canada and all its user sectors. The EIFS Council looks back over the industry's 40‐year history in Canada to chart the course forward - advancing innovation balanced with preservation and supported by independent and government validation. A not‐for‐profit industry association, the EIFS Council of Canada brings together leading National companies to form a collaborative network of vested stakeholders, to achieve in concert, what a single entity would not achieve on its own.

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