Manufacturing Member

  • Sto Corp.
  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation – Wall Systems
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.

Associate Member

  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Atlas EPS
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • Poseidon Advanced Materials
  • Rodenhouse Inc.
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Drew Foam Companies, Inc.
  • RADCO
  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • National Gypsum Company

2018 EIFS Hero Awards

 

Hero Awards

The EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA) held its "EIFS Hero Awards" ceremony on March 20, 2019 during the EIMA Annual Meeting at The Woodlands Resort outside of Houston, Texas. EIMA would like to extend hearty congratulations to this year's EIFS Hero Project Award recipients. The EIMA Board of Directors extends a special thank you to all EIMA members that submitted projects for this worthwhile awards program that recognizes and honors outstanding projects in the EIFS industry.

2018 Hero of the Year

Liv.able Showroom
High Point, NC

Manufacturer: BASF Corporation - Wall Systems (Finestone)
Contractor: Southern Wall Systems
Distributor: Meridian Brick and Masonry Supply
Owner: Liv.able, Inc.
General Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
Architect: Freeman Kennett Architects

Located in High Point, North Carolina (the "furniture capital of the world"), this project displays collections of furniture, attracting entry-level to high-end consumers. Specially engineered scaffolding was created by Southern Wall Systems to accommodate the compound curving at the top of the 30 foot by 70 foot panels. The bold design clearly demonstrates the design flexibility that can be accomplished with EIFS, and the project is most deserving of the honor and recognition of the 2018 EIFS Hero of the Year Award.

2018 Hero Awards

309 East Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA
Category: Mixed-use

Manufacturer: Sto Corp
Contractor: Southern Wall Systems
Distributor: Capitol Materials
Owner: Know/Redan
General Contractor: Balfour Beatty
Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley, Inc.

This project was a 'makeover' of an existing building and utilized the EIFS panelization process. To achieve the appealing appearance of brick and granite, innovative finishes of the EIFS manufacturer were used.

The Village at Totem Lake Building B
Kirkland, WA
Category: Mixed-use

Manufacturer: ParexUSA
Contractor: Applied Restoration, Inc.
Distributor: Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel, Evergreen Building Products
Owner: CenterCal Properties, LLC
General Contractor: Robinson Construction Co.
Architect: IBI Group, Architects Orange

The developers of this project wanted it to be pleasing to the eye while accommodating the new vision for mixed-use. It needed to be a true centerpiece that would attract up and coming retailers and restaurants that younger generations are constantly looking for. EIFS was able to easily accommodate all the different architectural accents and features that the design team and owner envisioned. This project is a testament to the fact that there is nothing you cannot do with EIFS.

Kean University - Freshman Residence Hall
Union, NJ
Category: Residential

Manufacturer: Sto Corp.
Contractor: Jersey Panel
Distributor: Sto of NJ, Inc.
Owner: Kean University
General Contractor: Claremont Construction Group
Architect: Netta Architects

This project is a hybrid EIFS project with 80 percent of it being accomplished with panelization and the remainder with the manufacturer's brick panel finish. The design and appearance of the project fit into the context of the surrounding buildings which are a part of this college's campus. This EIFS project is sure to stand the test of time.

Private Residence
Swain, NY
Category: Residential

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Fallon Construction
Distributor: Thermal Foams, Inc.
Owner: Richard Ash
Architect: Mossien Associates Architect

Vision a chalet, built on the side of a mountain, that looks nothing like the typical chalet you would imagine. The homeowner of this custom home wanted a modern look with clean lines. The homeowner also wanted the exterior to have the appearance of wood without having wood's maintenance, and, also, the look of metal without the cost of metal panels. For this project, the designer recognized that EIFS was the perfect solution. What an architectural statement!

Liv.able Showroom
High Point, NC
Category: Other
(also winner of 2018 Hero of the Year Award)

Manufacturer: BASF Corporation - Wall Systems (Finestone)
Contractor: Southern Wall Systems
Distributor: Meridian Brick and Masonry Supply
Owner: Liv.able, Inc.
General Contractor: New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.
Architect: Freeman Kennett Architects

Located in High Point, North Carolina (the "furniture capital of the world"), this project displays collections of furniture, attracting entry-level to high-end consumers. Specially engineered scaffolding was created by Southern Wall Systems to accommodate the compound curving at the top of the 30 foot by 70 foot panels. The bold design clearly demonstrates the design flexibility that can be accomplished with EIFS.

Awards of Merit

AC Hotel by Marriott Tampa Westshore
Tampa, FL
Category: Hospitality

Manufacturer: Master Wall, Inc.
Contractor: LP Construction of Florida
Distributor: Rosen Materials
Owner: PRISA Group
General Contractor: Welbro Building Corporation
Architect: L2 Studios

This project's handsome design features crisp, clean white finishes and wood-appearance panels as an accent feature. EIFS, of course, was an easy choice for the white sand finishes, but the wood finish was a particular challenge due to the complex detailing and integration to include continuous insulation. The solution was a no-brainer, EIFS was the true hero hidden in plain sight.

Mystic Lake Casino & Hotel
Prior Lake, MN
Category: Hospitality

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Swanson & Youngdale
Distributor: The Lutz Company
Owner: Mystic Lake Casino
General Contractor: PCL Construction Services
Architect: Worth Group Architects

This project features the EIFS panelization process. Using this process allowed the construction team to install the panels to accommodate an innovative design while meeting an aggressive schedule. Also, use of the panels allowed the construction team to install windows right after a section was completed rather than waiting for the entire application to be finished. This EIFS project is a stand out because of its unique design, attractive finish, and rapid completion.

Davita
Albuquerque, NM
Category: Healthcare

Manufacturer: Sto Corp.
Contractor: Kenyon Plastering
Distributor: Chapparal Materials
General Contractor: Klinger Constructors

This project used EIFS, plus a fluid applied air and water barrier for maximum energy efficiency. Additionally, a very bright blue, which is the signature color of the project owner, was easliy achieved due to the versatility of color enhancement provided by the EIFS manufacturer. To top it off, the integration of the curtain wall with EIFS was masterful.

Hyatt House
New York, NY
Category: High-rise

Manufacturer: Sto Corp.
Contractor: ECI Contracting, LLC
Distributor: S & J Supply
Owner: Hyatt Corporation
Architect: Nobutaka Ashibhara Architects, P.C.

This project is a slender 32-story tower, with an abundance of smoky glass windows alternating with vertical strip that have the look and feel of traditional limestone. While the stone at the base of the building is manufactured limestone panels, the cladding on the upper floors of this 300 foot high building is EIFS. The specialty finish limestone saved the project owner's budget, without sacrificing their desire to achieve an authenitc look with curb appeal.

Keauhou Lane
Honolulu, HI
Category: Mixed-use

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Group Builders, Inc.
Distributor: Honsador Lumber
Owner: Keahou Lane
General Contractor: Hawaiian Dredging
Architect: hi.arch.y llc

The architects for this project wanted the look of stone and metal in unique colors to mimic the salt beds endemic to the area. The cost, if natural and native materials were specified, was too great to facilitate the project. With EIFS, the project owner and architect were able to build it as they envisioned with a timeless, indigenous design.

iFLY
King of Prussia, PA
Category: Other

Manufacturer: Dryvit Systems, Inc.
Contractor: Paramount Contracting
Distributor: Manning Materials
Owner: Skygroup, LLC
General Contractor: Whiting Turner
Architect: Hodges & Associates Architecture

What makes this project so special is the complexity and uniqueness of the EIFS aesthetic grooves. The multiple compound radius curves are what make this project absolutely stand out. The aesthetically eye-pleasing curves were laid out using math calculations, string and marker, then cut freehand into the foam insulation. The eye-catching, vibrant colors are another easily attainable design solution using EIFS.

Manufacturing Member

  • Parex USA, Inc.
  • Master Wall, Inc.
  • Sto Corp.
  • Dryvit Systems, Inc.
  • BASF Corporation – Wall Systems

Associate Member

  • ADFORS Saint-Gobain
  • Clark Dietrich Building Systems
  • Rodenhouse Inc.
  • Dow Construction Chemicals
  • Plastic Components, Inc.
  • Wind-lock Corporation
  • Poseidon Advanced Materials
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Wacker Chemical Corporation
  • Drew Foam Companies, Inc.
  • Atlas EPS
  • RADCO
  • Georgia-Pacific Gypsum
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