Today, the AIA released its list of the 2007 COTE Top Ten Green Projects, projects that showcase excellence in sustainable design principles and reduced energy consumption. On May 3, these ten projects will be honored at the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Antonio. The jurors were the following leaders in the sustainability field: David Brems, FAIA, Gillies Stransky Brems Smith PC; Alisdair McGregor, PE, Arup; John Quale, LEED AP, University of Virginia School of Architecture; Traci Rose Rider, LEED AP North Carolina State University; Anne Schopf, AIA, Mahlum Architects; and Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief, Metropolis. It’s likely that I’ll take a slower approach to some of the more modern of the following, but for right now, here are links to each of the ten projects that were selected.
- EpiCenter, Artists for Humanity – Arrowstreet Inc. (Boston, MA)
- Global Ecology Research Center – EHDD Architects (Stanford, CA)
- Government Canyon Visitor Center – Lake/Flato Architects (Helotes, TX)
- Hawaii Gateway Energy Center – Ferraro Choi and Associates (Kailua-Kona, HI)
- Heifer International – Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects, Ltd. (Little Rock, AR)
- Sidwell Friends Middle School – Kieran Timberlake Associates (Washington, DC)
- Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse – Morphosis & DLR Group (Eugene, OR)
- Whitney Water Purification Facility – Steven Holl Architects (New Haven, CT)
- Willingboro Master Plan & Public Library – Croxton Collaborative Architects, PC (Willingboro, NJ)
- Z6 House – LivingHomes, Ray Kappe (Santa Monica, CA)
Congratulations to everyone for this recognition and for their contribution to the greener building environment. Anyone have a favorite or comment?