In a ceremony hosted at Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto, a LEED Platinum project built by Eastern Construction and recipient of a 2008 Holcim Award, the Design Team responsible for the restoration and expansion of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape + Design at the University of Toronto received an Acknowledgement Prize as part of the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction.  A worldwide competition, the North American Awards recognized a total of 13 projects from across Canada and the United States.

According to Holcim, an international jury led by Toshiko Mori (USA) selected the winners using the “target issues” for sustainable construction that consider environmental, social and economic performance while also highlighting the need for architectural excellence and a high degree of transferability.  The Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction competition seeks innovative, future-oriented and tangible construction projects to promote sustainable responses to the technological, environmental, socioeconomic and cultural issues affecting building and construction on a local, regional and global level. The competition has been run by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation since 2004.

Eastern Construction is pleased to have been selected as the Construction Manager for both the restoration of 1 Spadina Crescent, a heritage building dated 1875, and construction of the new faculty building integrating sustainability with advanced architectural and engineering concepts.  Eastern extends our congratulations to the entire design team including NADAAA and Adamson Associates Architects.

For further information, please link to: http://www.holcimfoundation.org/Projects/heritage-reframed