AIA postpones announcement of COTE Top Ten Awards

WASHINGTON – April 22, 2020 - Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has made the difficult decision to postpone the Committee on the Environment’s (COTE) announcement of the 2020 COTE Top Ten Awards.

“As we continue to navigate the wide-ranging impacts of this pandemic and the intense focus on it and related issues, we have delayed the announcement of our COTE Top Ten Awards to a later date” said AIA 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA. “In the meantime, we will continue our efforts to provide our members and firms with the critical economic support and resources they need as well as assist in the response to COVID-19.”

“Our goal is to be able to announce these inspiring COTE Top Ten projects at a time when we can all celebrate and focus on their achievements,” said Julie Hiromoto, AIA, chair of the COTE. “As we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we remain committed to design’s influence on climate action for human and ecological health.”

AIA is currently exploring the public release of the COTE Top Ten Awards in May. Confirmed dates will be forthcoming and will be dependent on the progression of the pandemic.  

Read more about what can be learned from COVID-19 in the fight to address climate change.

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