The COTE Top Ten for Students program challenges students 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 recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate innovative, regenerative strategies within their broader design concepts.

2016 COTE Top Ten for Students recipients

Regenerating Water Avenue

Lacey Aley, Alex Collins, and Addison Estrada

University of Oregon

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The Living Link

Mengwei Liu and Anastasia Sysoeva

Iowa State University

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Tether

Tim Schneider

University of Oregon

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Creativity Sustaining Community

Erin Barkman and Emily Latham

University of Maryland

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Banding for Knowledge

Daniel Rodriguez Suarez and Isaias Garcia Coronado

University of Texas At San Antonio

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The Art of Eco: Seattle University Integrated Visual Arts Center

Kejia Zhang and Xiaoxi Jiao

University of Washington

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O2O4W: Oxygen House in the Old Fourth Ward District

Laura Sherman

Kennesaw State University

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Charlotte's Sustainable Cooperative Center: Extending Charlotte's Cultural Corridor

Jessica Nutz

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

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Inverted Ecologies

Vaama Joshi and Shirin Monshipouri

California College of the Arts

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Augmented Tides

Rafael Berges and Jared Clifton

California College of the Arts

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Jury

Lance Jay Brown, FAIA City College of New York, New York

Sierra Rose Jensen,

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, Tennessee

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEED AP Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh

James Pfeiffer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C BNIM Kansas City, Missouri

Bill Sturm, AIA Serena Sturm Architects Chicago

Image credits

regenerating-water-avenue

The Living Link

Tether

Creativity Sustaining Community

Banding for Knowledge

The Art of Eco

O2O4W

Charlottes Sustainable Cooperative

Inverted Ecologies

Augmented Tides