Earlier this year the EIFS Council of Canada announced the names of the 2022 Judging Panel. The Panel formally convened in May and completed the selection of the Awards Finalists and Grand Prize Winner. The five members of the Judging Panel are:
Nick Swerdfeger, Barry Bryan Associates
Nick Swerdfeger is a Partner and Principal Architect at Barry Bryan Associates with fifteen years experience in the industry. Nick’s experience through multiple areas within the field of architecture with strong focus on building science has helped him develop his professional career forward within the architectural industry in Canada. Through this experiential learning Nick also developed a greater understanding for the industry known as EIFS and its abilities to be creative. With that understanding and knowledge, Nick was able to develop projects through a creative realm and achieve a design balance that developed a new appreciation for the industry’s new approaches.
Simone Panziera, Thinkform Architecture + Interiors Inc.
Simone Panziera is a principal architect with thinkform architecture + interiors inc. Simone’s diversity as an architect spans over thirty years of experience in complex institutional projects to award winning commercial retrofits; initiating with the a priori: it’s ‘how’ we think, not necessarily ‘what’ we think that distinguishes the technical quality of his work. His professional goal is to offer each individual an opportunity to interpret the world in their own unique way; create spaces and places that are more open to a larger sense of delight where the human will has room to express itself.
Frank Hilbich, Frank Hilbich Architect Inc.
As the senior principal and managing director of the firm, Frank brings a proven track record of bridging design, management and technical issues to create integrated “team” solutions. His 30 years of experience span a wide range of project types, sizes, and methodologies, but each new project is approached with fresh eyes and open ears.
Jason Hurd, AODBT Architecture + Interior Design
Jason is a principal and partner of aodbt with over 15 years of architectural experience. Jason received a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2007. He has a diverse and international background of experience working on cultural, educational, recreational, mixed-use, commercial, multi-family residential, institutional, and healthcare projects across the world. Jason is a member of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan and has been actively engaged in leading a number of First Nations projects.
Ian Robertson, AA Robins Architect
Ian is Senior designer at AA Robins Architect in Vancouver. Ian brings a wealth of skills in the realms of sustainability and materials knowledge, as well as providing strong design and construction detailing
expertise. Having lived worked or studied in six countries, on three continents, Ian believes that the ability to radically re-see and re-think ‘normal’ is fundamentally important to innovative, interesting and