AIA Names 2014 COTE Top 10 Green Projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected winners of the 2014 COTE Top Ten Awards. The program recognizes the best examples of sustainable design excellence achieved through the successful integration of architecture, technology, and natural systems.

From adaptive reuse projects to energy-saving retrofits, the selected buildings reduce energy and water use, employ green construction materials, improve indoor air quality, and positively contribute to their communities.

Recipients include:

Arizona State University Student Health Services
Location: Tempe, Arizona
Architects: Lake|Flato Architects + Orcutt|Winslow


Photo by Bill Timmerman


Bud Clark Commons
Location: Portland, Oregon
Architect: Holst Architecture


Photo by Sally Schoolmaster


Bushwick Inlet Park
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Architect: Kiss + Cathcart, Architects

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building Modernization
Location: Portland, Oregon
Architects: SERA Architects in association with Cutler Anderson Architects


Photo by Nic Lehoux


Gateway Center - SUNY-ESF College of Environmental Science & Forestry
Location: Syracuse, New York
Architect: Architerra


Photo by David Lamb Photography


John & Frances Angelos Law Center
Location: Baltimore
Architects: Behnisch Architekten and Ayers Saint Gross


Photo by Brad Feinknopf


Sustainability Treehouse
Location: Glen Jean, West Virginia
Design Architect: Mithun
Executive Architect/Architect of Record: BNIM

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters
Location: Los Altos, California
Architect: EHDD


Photo by Jeremy Bittermann


U.S. Land Port of Entry
Location: Warroad, Minnesota
Architect: Snow Kreilich Architects, Inc.


Photo by Paul Crosby


Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Design Architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky
Architect of Record: The Beck Group


Photo by Kevin G. Reeves


AIA and COTE also have selected the Iowa Utilities Board/Office of the Consumer Advocate Office Building, designed by BNIM, as the Top Ten Plus recipient. The honor recognizes a past Top Ten Project Award winner that has demonstrated the impact of sustainable design through quantifiable metrics. The Iowa Utilities Board earned a Top Ten Award in 2012.

For additional details on the 2014 COTE Top Ten Award recipients, click here.