The 2013 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects

A range of project types, with a majority from the West Coast, round out this year’s Top Ten Green Projects from the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment.

 
2013 aia cote top ten green project: the charles david keeling apartments in la jolla, calif., designed by kierantimberlake

Charles David Keeling Apartments

A KieranTimberlake-designed student housing project capitalizes on its sunny, breezy location.


2013 aia cote top ten green project: the clock shadow building in milwaukee, designed by continuum architects + planners

Clock Shadow Building

A mixed-use development by Milwaukee’s Continuum Architects + Planners turns a blighted block into a showpiece.


 
2013 aia cote top ten green project: federal center south in seattle, designed by zimmer gunsel frasca architects.

Federal Center South, Building 1202

ZGF Architects designs a flexible, sustainable building that fosters collaboration and a connection to the outdoors.


2013 cote top ten green project: the james i. swenson civill engineering building at the university of minnesota in duluth, minn., designed by ross barney architects

James I. Swenson Civil Engineering Building

Designed by Ross Barney Architects, a Midwest educational facility serves as a living laboratory for high-performance building techniques.


 
2013 aia cote top ten green project: marin country day school learning resource center and step 2 in corte madera, calif., designed by ehdd

Marin Country Day School Learning Resource Center and Step 2

A California school centered on ecological instruction gets a sustainable makeover and addition from EHDD.


2013 aia cote top ten green project: merritt crossing senior apartments in oakland, calif., designed by leddy maytum stacy architects

Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments

An affordable housing development designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects transformed a vacant property into a community asset.


 
2013 aia cote top ten green project: the new norris house in norris, tenn., designed by the college of architecture and design at the university of tennessee, knoxville

New Norris House

A 1933 experiment in sustainable living is updated and improved, resulting in an affordable house with extreme resource-use reductions.


2013 aia cote top ten green project: pearl brewery/full goods warehouse in san antonio, designed by lake|flato architects

Pearl Brewery and Full Goods Warehouse

Lake|Flato Architects integrates private development and public spaces to create a vibrant urban destination.


 
2013 aia cote top ten green project: the san francisco public utilities commission headquarters in san francisco, designed by kmd architects with stevens & associates

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters

KMD Architects works with city officials to create a world-class sustainable building that fits in with its classical surroundings.


2013 aia cote top ten green project: yin yang house in venice, calif., designed by brooks + scarpa

Yin Yang House

Brooks + Scarpa sets a new standard for the home office with a light-filled, breezy live–work space.


 
2013 aia cote top ten plus winner and 2010 top ten green project 355 11th street in san francisco, by aidlin darling

COTE Plus Winner: 355 11th Street

A past COTE Top Ten Green Project, designed by Aidlin Darling Design, outperforms expectations and earns more recognition.

 
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