The EIFS Industry Members Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 EIFS Architectural Awards. This industry program honors outstanding projects predominantly clad with exterior insulation and finish systems, a renowned high-performing, sustainable, durable, aesthetically flexible building envelope solution.

Now in its fifth year, the EIFS Architectural Awards program has seen a total of 175 EIFS projects entered into the competition, the only of its kind specific to the EIFS industry. The competition is judged by architects who are intimately familiar with the benefits of specifying EIFS, and all have been winners of EIFS Architectural Awards’ highest honors in the past. This year’s judges were Peter Freeman of Freeman Kennett Architects in High Point, North Carolina; Ron Cooper of Svigals + Partners in New Haven, Connecticut; and Damon Barda of c|a Architects in Long Beach, California.

Similar to previous years, the judges were impressed not only with the architectural versatility of EIFS, but also its ability to reduce energy consumption and address carbon emissions reduction goals in the built environment.

“The finishes that EIFS manufacturers offer are unmatched by any other wall cladding on the market today,” the jury remarked. “EIFS’ capability to mimic stone, brick, wood or practically any other building material allows architects and designers to do incredible things with exterior cladding at favorable price points. Coupled with continuous insulation built into the wall system, architects and designers can also use EIFS to help meet the requirements of today’s energy codes.”

The awards were presented during a ceremony held on April 26 at the 2023 EIMA Annual Meeting in Palm Springs, California. There were three different award categories and a total of 15 EIFS projects were winners. Projects were judged on their versatility, quality, overall effect and uniqueness.

The award recipients are:

Heroes of the Year
Clovis Community Medical Center in Clovis, California
Heartis in Buckhead, Georgia

Awards of Merit
AC Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina
Garden Brook Senior Living in Garden Grove, California
Bellyard Hotel in Atlanta
Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, New York
UC Health Longs Peak Medical Center in Longmont, Colorado
Armstrong Ceilings and Tile Headquarters in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mentions
Residence Inn by Marriott in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Electronic Arts Sports in Orlando, Florida
The Orion Ampitheater in Huntsville, Alabama
IDEA Public Schools in El Paso, Texas
Senior Action East in Greeneville, South Carolina
Amalfi Tower Residence in Hopewell Junction, New York
One Platte in Denver

Details and photographs of the award-winning projects are on EIMA’s website.