AIA Announces Top 10 Green Projects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design that protect and enhance the environment. The projects will be honored May 3 at the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and green design.
The projects will be honored May 3 at the AIA 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio.The jury included: David Brems, FAIA, Gillies Stransky Brems Smith PC; Alisdair McGregor, P.E., Arup; John Quale, LEED AP, University of Virginia School of Architecture; Traci Rose Rider, LEED AP North Carolina State University; Anne Schopf, AIA, Mahlum Architects; and Susan Szenasy, editor-in-chief, Metropolis.
Those projects are:* EpiCenter, Arts for Humanity, Boston, Arrowstreet Inc.
* Global Ecology Research Center, Stanford, Calif., EHDD Architects
* Government Canyon Visitor Center, Helotes, Texas, Lake/Flato Architects
* Hawaii Gateway Energy Center, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Ferraro Choi and Assocs.
* Heifer International, Little Rock, Ark., Polk Stanley Rowland Curzon Porter Architects
* Sidwell Friends Middle School, Washington, D.C., Kieran Timberlake Assocs.
* Wayne L. Morse U.S. Courthouse, Eugene, Ore., Morphosis & DLR Group
* Whitney Water Purification Facility, New Haven, Conn., Steven Holl Architects
* Willingboro Master Plan & Public Library, Willingboro, N.J., Croxton Collaborative Architects, PC
* Z6 House, Santa Monica, Calif., LivingHomes, Ray Kappe
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