The EIFS Industry Members Association announced the distinguished winners of the 2023 EIFS Architectural Awards. The awards celebrate exceptional projects clad with exterior insulation and finish systems, renowned for their superior performance, sustainability, durability and aesthetic flexibility in building envelope solutions.

Now entering its sixth year, the EIFS Architectural Awards program has garnered 250 entries, standing as the premier competition exclusive to the EIFS industry. Esteemed architects who previously attained the highest honors in the EIFS Architectural Awards comprise the judging panel. This year’s discerning judges were Damon Barda of c|a Architects in Long Beach, California; Kirk Rose of HMC Architects in Los Angeles and Joseph Del Ciotto with Lantz Boggio/Architects in Denver.

Consistent with previous years, the panel marveled not only at EIFS’s architectural adaptability, but also its capacity to curtail energy usage and contribute to carbon emissions reduction objectives in the built environment.

“The array of EIFS finishes is incredible,” the jury remarked. “EIFS’s ability to replicate stone, brick, wood or any desired building material empowers architects and designers to achieve remarkable feats in exterior cladding, with the added bonus of integrated continuous insulation to meet energy code requirements.”

The awards ceremony took place on March 13 during the 2024 EIMA Annual Meeting in Dallas. Recognizing three distinct award categories, a total of 18 EIFS projects emerged victorious, assessed on their versatility, quality, overall impact and distinctiveness.

The recipients of the awards are:

Hero of the Year

Kaleideum Children’s Museum in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Hero Awards

315 College Main in College Station, Texas
Dakota Dunes Hotel in Whitecap, Saskatchewan

Awards of Merit

PGA Omni Resort in Frisco, Texas
Covenant Health Hospital in Hobbs, New Mexico
The Artisan at Tuscan Village in Salem, New Hampshire
Banner Gateway Hospital in Gilbert, Arizona
Mayo Clinic Expansion in Phoenix
Bally’s Casino in Kansas City, Missouri
Legacy Plaza Senior Living Apartments in Auburn, Washington

Honorable Mentions

Ridgway Creative Space in Ridgway, Colorado
Bloomies in Skokie, Illinois
The Wave in Jersey City, New Jersey
The Shore in Kelowna, British Columbia
Idaho Fish & Game in Boise, Idaho
1000 Spring Street in Atlanta
X Denver 2 in Denver
Hyatt Place Hotel in St. Augustine, Florida

Comprehensive project details are available on EIMA’s website.

Established in 1981, EIMA stands as a 501(c)(6) trade association comprising leading manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, applicators and architects engaged in the North American exterior insulation and finish systems industry. For further information, visit