AIA + COTE showcase new set of Top Ten Green Projects for 2015
University Center – The New School; New York City by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. Photo © James Ewing
The AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) search the U.S. for sustainably designed projects that convey a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology in the annual Top Ten Green Projects. Now in its 19th year, the program is considered to be the most rigorous program of its kind in sustainable design.
The jury evaluated the projects according to various criteria including the project's positive contributions to their communities, improving comfort for building occupants, and how design strategies were applied to reduce environmental impact.
In addition to the Top Ten-winning projects below, the Federal Center South Building 1202 designed by ZGF Architects Top Ten Plus Award. Previous Top Ten winners get a chance to scoop this extra special award, which demonstrates through quantifiable metrics the impact of sustainable design and technology.
University Center – The New School; New York City
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
↓ The Bullitt Center; Seattle
The Miller Hull Partnership
↓ CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory; Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
↓ Collaborative Life Sciences Building for OHSU, PSU & OSU; Portland, OR
SERA Architects and CO Architects
↓ E+ // 226-232 Highland Street Townhouses; Boston
Interface Studio Architects (ISA) and Urbanica Design
↓ Hughes Warehouse Adaptive Reuse; San Antonio
↓ Military Medical Hospital; San Antonio
↓ New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC); New Orleans
↓ Sweetwater Spectrum Community; Sonoma, CA
LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects
↓ Tassafaronga Village; Oakland, CA
David Baker Architects
2015 Top Ten Plus Project:
Federal Center South Building 1202