It's that time of year again — the AIA Committee on the Environment ("COTE") just published its annual list of Top Ten Green Projects.  There's some definite superstars in the group, and we've mentioned a few of them already, including the Chartwell School and Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation.  Perkins+Will has two projects in the group, but this just confirms what we already know: the firm is a leader in sustainable design.  Below, we've included direct links to AIA case studies for each project, as well as a link to the lead architect. 

Charles Hostler Student Center
By VJAA (credit: Paul Crosby Studio)


Chartwell School
By EHDD Architecture (credit: Michael David Rose)


Gish Apartments
By OJK Architecture and Planning (credit: Bernard Andre)


Great River Energy Headquarters
By Perkins+Will (credit: Don Wong Photo Inc.)


Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
By Ross Barney Architects (credit: Steve Hall, Hedrich Blessing)


Portola Valley Town Center
By Siegel & Strain Architects (credit: © Cesar Rubio)


Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
By Lake|Flato Architects (credit: Hester + Hardaway Photography)


Synergy at Dockside Green
By Busby Perkins+Will Architects Co. (credit: Enrico Dagostini)


The Terry Thomas
By Weber Thompson (credit: Gabe Hanson)


World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare
By designLAB architects (credit: © Peter Vanderwarker 2008)


Congratulations to all the designers, owners, and others involved with these green projects. Anyone have a favorite?