The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE®), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), is pleased to announce the ninth annual AIA COTE® Top Ten for Student Competition. The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate adaptive, resilient, and strategies for moving towards carbon-neutral operation within their broader design concepts.
The COTE® Top Ten awards are the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence. The COTE® Top Ten for Students recognizes the best green projects by students—ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts.
The competition is open to students (third year and above) attending Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Member Schools in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
- Students must work under the direction of a faculty sponsor.
- Teams can’t be larger than three students.
- Work must be completed in a design studio or related class from January 2022 to June 2023.
Please see the AIA/ASCA website for the competition overview, prizes, criteria, as well as a complete list of the registration requirements and competition rules.
Click here for information for faculty mentors for the AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition.