AIA Announces 2016 Top 10 Green Projects

Program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology

American Institute of Architects
Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) was designed to be the greenest building in the world, it generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. The CSL is the first and only building to meet four of the highest green certifications.
Pittsburgh's Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) was designed to be the greenest building in the world, it generates all of its own energy and treats all storm and sanitary water captured on-site. The CSL is the first and only building to meet four of the highest green certifications.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

The COTE Top Ten Awards program, now in its 20th year, is the profession's most rigorous recognition program for sustainable design excellence. The program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology.

By conducting an in-depth study of nearly 200 COTE Top Ten Award winning projects encompassing almost 20 years in the recently released report, Lessons from the Leading Edge, it was determined that design projects recognized through this program are outpacing the industry by virtually every standard of performance.

  1. Biosciences Research Building (BRB); Galway, Ireland — Payette and Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
  2. Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL); Pittsburgh — The Design Alliance Architects
  3. Exploratorium at Pier 15; San Francisco — EHDD
  4. H-E-B at Mueller; Austin, TX — Lake|Flato Architects, H-E-B Design + Construction, Selser Schaefer Architects
  5. Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Berkeley, CA — Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects
  6. Rene Cazenave Apartments; San Francisco — Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects and Saida + Sullivan Design Partners, Associated Architect
  7. The Dixon Water Foundation Josey Pavilion; Decatur, TX — Lake|Flato Architects
  8. The J. Craig Venter Institute; San Diego — ZGF Architects LLP
  9. University of Wyoming - Visual Arts Facility; Laramie, WY — Hacker Architects and Malone Belton Able PC
  10. West Branch of the Berkeley Public Library; Berkeley, CA — Harley Ellis Devereaux
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