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COTE Top 10 Awards Recognize Designs That Advance Climate Action

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is awarding 10 design projects with its highest honor, the COTE Top 10 Awards, for significant achievements in advancing climate action. The COTE Top 10 projects illustrate how the planet’s health issues can be solved with the right projects.

In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s rigorous criteria which include social, economic and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluates each project submission based on the effectiveness of the holistic design solution and metrics associated with the 10 measures.

COTE has bestowed the award on 10 design projects for the past 25 years. This year’s COTE Top 10 Awards recipients are:

  1. Arizona State University Hayden Library Reinvention, Tempe, AZ | Ayers Saint Gross
  2. Civitas, Memphis | archimania
  3. Lafayette College Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center, Easton, PA | Payette
  4. Market One, Des Moines | Neumann Monson Architects
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology | MIT.nano, Cambridge, MA | HGA
  6. Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA | WRNS Studio
  7. Rainier Beach Clinic, Seattle | Mahlum Architects
  8. Ryerson University Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex, Toronto | Perkins & Will
  9. The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, Atlanta | Lord Aeck Sargent in collaboration with The Miller Hull Partnership
  10. University of Washington, Life Sciences Building, Seattle | Perkins & Will
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