2019 COTE® Top Ten Awards
Setting the standard in design and sustainability
The 2019 COTE® Top Ten program highlights projects that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment's rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. The COTE® Top Ten Plus designation denotes projects with exemplary performance data and post occupancy lessons.
To view previous recipients since 2017, visit the award program page. For program years prior to 2017, visit aiatopten.org.
Amherst College New Science Center
The Amherst College Science Center provides state-of-the-art facilities while reducing energy usage by 76 percent
Asilong Christian High School
This is the story of a community imagining a different future for itself, by enhancing educational opportunities for the primary school graduates.
Daniels Building at One Spadina Crescent
The renovation and expansion of One Spadina Crescent for the University of Toronto’s school of architecture embodies a holistic approach to sustainable design.
Frick Environmental Center
The building and its four-acre site act as a gateway to Pittsburgh’s wooded 644-acre Frick Park and embody the neighborhood-to-nature ideal
Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex
This cutting-edge facility is a major expansion of research at Northeastern University and provides a 234,000 sf home for four interdisciplinary disciplines
Lakeside Senior Apartments
The building provides 92 permanently affordable homes for low-income and special-needs, formerly homeless seniors.
North Transfer Station
To reach its zero-waste goal, Seattle needed a more efficient transfer station than the 1960s-era facility that stood on the site.
Oregon Zoo Education Center
The center—the fifth project funded by the zoo bond—provides a home base for thousands of children who participate in camps and classes.
St. Patrick's Cathedral
The 21st-century renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral achieved a 29 percent reduction in annual energy use and stabilized significant historic fabric.
Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
Located on a previously abandoned farm site at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, the Bee Center is the first building of a new sustainable education campus
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