The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) has announced recipients for its highest honor this year, the COTE Top Ten Awards. Complete details for each project are available online.
COTE bestows the award annually on 10 design projects that have integrated design excellence with performance in several key areas. In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s criteria for 10 measures that include social, economic, and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluates each project submission based on a cross-section of the 10 metrics balanced with the holistic approach to the design. This year’s COTE Top Ten Awards recipients are as follows:
- Amherst College Science Center, Amherst, Mass., Payette
- Asilong Christian High School, Asilong, West Pokot, Kenya, BNIM
- Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent, The University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, NADAAA with Adamson Associates and ERA Architects
- Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex, Northeastern University, Boston, Payette
- Lakeside Senior Apartments, Oakland, California, David Baker Architects
- North Transfer Station, Seattle, Mahlum Architects
- Oregon Zoo Education Center, Portland, Oregon, Opsis Architecture
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects
- Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,MSR Design
Jurors also designated one project as a Top Ten Plus recipient for its post-occupancy performance data. This year’s recipient is:
- Frick Environmental Center, Pittsburgh, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson
Award recipients will be honored in June at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas.