The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the recipients of its Top Ten Awards, celebrating projects that successfully integrate innovative design alongside high performance. Now in its 21st year, the award program recognizes projects that meet COTE’s criteria for social, economic, and ecological value.
This year’s winning projects are as follows:
- Georgia Tech Engineered Biosystems Building–Atlanta, Georgia (Lake|Flato, Cooper Carry);
- Mundo Verde at Cook Campus–Washington, D.C. (Studio Twenty Seven Architecture);
- Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House–San Francisco (Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects);
- New United States Courthouse Los Angeles–Los Angeles (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill);
- Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum–Washington, D.C. (DLR Group);
- San Francisco Art Institute, Fort Mason Center Pier 2–San Francisco (Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects);
- Sawmill–Tehachapi, California (Olson Kundig);
- Sonoma Academy’s Janet Durgin Guild & Commons–Santa Rosa, California (WRNS Studio); and
- Albion District Library–Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Perkins+Will).
Additionally, since 2014, COTE has invited previous winners to submit their Top Ten project’s post-occupancy data in order to be considered for the program’s Top Ten Plus award, denoting exemplary performance data and post occupancy lessons. This year’s Top Ten Plus award went to Ortlieb’s Bottling House in Philadelphia (KieranTimberlake).
COTE recipients will be honored in June at AIA’s Conference on Architecture in New York City.
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