Projects You Should Know: The 2014 AIA COTE Top Ten Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment names the top green buildings of the year.

 

Arizona State University Health Services Building

Arizona State University Student Health Services Building

An inefficient health clinic at Arizona State University is sculpted into a campus hub thanks to Lake|Flato Architects and Orcutt|Winslow.


In Detail: Arizona State University Student Health Building

Lake|Flato Architects and Orcutt|Winslow reconnect ASU's student helath building to the campus's pedestrian spine.


Firm Profile: Lake|Flato Architects

Lake|Flato Architects has racked up a COTE Top Ten Green Project award every year since 2011. What's the firm's secret to success?


Firm Profile: Orcutt|Winslow

Orcutt|Winslow's team talks about how you can take a good project to great by continuing to ask questions.


 
 
 

Bud Clark Commons

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Bud Clark Commons

Holst Architecture addresses social equity with new high-performance housing and...

Firm Profile: Holst Architecture

Forget cookie cutter solutions. Site-specific sustainable responses are non-negotiable...

In Detail: Bud Clark Commons

Holst Architecture takes the triple bottom line of economy, environment, and equity to...

 
 
 

Bushwick Inlet Park

Bushwick Inlet Park

A dynamic waterfront park and community center grow in Brooklyn thanks to Kiss +...

Firm Profile: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Kiss + Cathcart, Architects calls for "productive" architecture that does more good...

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In Detail: Bushwick Inlet Park

Kiss + Cathcart, Architects' design for this Brooklyn, N.Y. park provides a model on...

 
 
 

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters

Passive, bioclimatic design drives the Los Altos, Calif.-offices of the Packard...

Firm Profile: EHDD

EHDD talks about how net-zero energy isn't a design goal; It's an operational goal...

In Detail: David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters

EHDD's net-zero design for this California foundation actually logged net-positive...

 
 
 

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization

Edith Green Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization

SERA Architects, in association with Cutler Anderson Architects, transformed a 1970s...

Firm Profile: SERA Architects

Portland-based SERA Architects talks about prioritizing the user and how setting...

In Detail: Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building Modernization

SERA Architects and Cutler Anderson Architects turn a 40-year-old energy hog into an...

 
 
 

John and Frances Angelos Law Center

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John and Frances Angelos Law Center

A new law center at the University of Baltimore by Behnisch Architekten and Ayers...

Firm Profile: Behnisch Architekten

At Behnisch Architekten, there is never just one solution to any given problem.

In Detail: John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Behnisch Architekten anchor a new law center at the University of Baltimore on an...

 
 
 

SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science and Forestry Gateway Center

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SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry Gateway Center

Architerra takes the mission of an environmental and forestry college in Syracuse, N.Y...

Firm Profile: Architerra

Architerra believes that high-performance design strategies will become standard when...

In Detail: SUNY–ESF College of Environmental Science and Forestry Gateway Center

Rather than tuck a campus power plant away in a corner, Architerra makes a combined...

 
 
 

Sustainability Treehouse

Sustainability Treehouse

In Glen Jean, W.V., Mithun gives The Boy Scouts of America a treehouse that's on...

Firm Profile: Mithun

Mithun talks about finding value in challenging program assumptions.

In Detail: Sustainability Treehouse

The Boy Scouts of America get a treehouse like no other thanks to Mithun.

 
 
 

U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn.

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U.S. Land Port of Entry, Warroad, Minn.

Snow Kreilich Architects artfully inserts a high-performance Port of Entry into the...

Firm Profile: Snow Kreilich Architects

The team at Snow Kreilich Architects recommends never taking subsurface conditions for...

In Detail: Warroad U.S. Land Port of Entry

A bog isn't the top choice of locale for a permanent structure, but here's now Snow...

 
 
 

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

In Grand Junction, Colo., Westlake Reed Lesoksky and The Beck Group aim to give the General Services Administration its first site net-zero...


In Detail: The Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and Courthouse

Resiliency and high-performance drive Westlake Reed Leskosky and The Beck Group's renovation of the historic Wayne N. Aspinall Federal...


Firm Profile: Westlake Reed Leskosky

Westlake Reed Leskosky offers up advice on sustainability gleaned from turning an historic building into a showpiece of energy efficiency.


Firm Profile: The Beck Group

The most sustainable energy is the energy you don’t use, according to The Beck Group.


 
 
 

COTE Plus: Iowa Utilities Board/Office of Consumer Advocate Office Building

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Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Office Building

BNIM’s past COTE Top Ten winner in Des Moines nabs new honors for surpassing its already ambitious energy efficiency goals with a little...


Firm Profile: BNIM

A frequent honoree in the AIA's COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, BNIM's talks about its mantra of "Rigor, Restraint and Resolve" and...


 
 
 
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