AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

by , 04/15/11

2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, Cherokee Studios, Brooks + Scarpa

Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA

These urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate apartments are designed with energy efficiency in mind — they utilize passive cooling strategy like cross-ventilation and thermal convection to make the most of their sunny southern California location. Cherokee Studios is currently awaiting LEED Platinum certification and it also features an owner-controlled, double facade system with operable metal shade screens.

+ BROOKS + SCARPA (formerly Pugh + Scarpa)

2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, First Unitarian Society Meeting House, The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.

First Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, WI

The First Unitarian Society needed to expand their facilities to accommodate their growing congregation, however they wished to preserve the integrity of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed National Historic Landmark Meeting House. The 20,000 sq ft addition provides space for expanded daily needs, exemplifies the congregation’s deeply held environmental values, and reflects Wright’s philosophy of organic architecture.

+ The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.

2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, Kiowa County K-12 Schools, BNIM Architects

Kiowa County K-12 Schools, Greensburg, KS

After a devastating tornado tore through Greensburg, Kansas, the town was all but destroyed and in need of many new facilities, including a new school. This K-12 facility utilizes a highly flexible, sustainable approach that focuses on students and is targeting LEED Platinum certification.

+ BNIM Architects

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