Gallery: AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 20...


OS House, Racine, WI

This LEED Platinum-certified urban home features a compact design on a narrow infill lot and eliminates extraneous closet space, bathrooms and parking spaces in order to maximize floor space. The high-performance home features energy-efficient passive solar design as well as a rainscreen and a tight building envelope.
+ Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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)

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.

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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