AIA Names 2022 COTE Top Ten Award Winners

Washington, DC, April 25, 2022-The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is awarding ten design projects with its highest honor-the COTE Top Ten Awards-for their significant achievements in advancing climate action. 

For the past 26 years, COTE has bestowed the award annually on ten design projects that have expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance in ten key areas. The COTE Top Ten projects illustrate the solutions architects provide for the health and welfare of our communities and planet.

In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s rigorous criteria, which include social, economic, and ecological values. The four-member jury evaluates each project submission based on the effectiveness of their holistic design solution and metrics associated with the ten measures. This year’s COTE Top Ten Awards recipients are as follows:

* 663 South Cooper, Memphis | Archimania

* Edwin M. Lee Apartments, San Francisco | Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, Saida+Sullivan Design Partners

* Iowa City Public Works, Iowa City, Iowa | Neumann Monson Architects

* King Open/Cambridge Street Upper Schools & Community Complex, Cambridge, Massachusetts | Arrowstreet Inc., William Rawn Associates

* Knox College Whitcomb Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois | Lake|Flato Architects

* Meyer Memorial Trust Headquarters, Portland, Oregon | Lever Architecture

* Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Renovation, Boston | Utile, Inc.

* Tufts University Science and Engineering Complex, Medford, Massachusetts | Payette

Jurors also designated two projects as Top Ten Plus recipients for their exceptional post-occupancy performance data. This year's recipients are:

* Lick-Wilmerding High School Historic Renovation & Expansion, San Francisco | EHDD

* Louisiana Children's Museum, New Orleans | Mithun, with associate architect Waggonner & Ball

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