AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

by , 04/15/11

2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, OS House, Johnsen Schmaling Architects

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

2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, Step Up On 5th, Brooks + Scarpa

Step Up on 5th, Santa Monica, CA

This mixed-use project provides permanent affordable housing and support services for the homeless and mentally disabled population in the heart of downtown Santa Monica. Density and a transit-oriented location are mixed with natural daylighting, passive solar design and access to community resources.


2011 COTE Awards, AIA, Top Ten Green, Vancouver Convention Centre, LMN Architects

Vancouver Convention Centre West, Vancouver, British Columbia

The LEED Platinum Vancouver Convention Centre is well-known for its large green roof, but it also deserves major props for its commitment to energy efficiency, the community, and the area’s waterways and salmon. The project includes an artificial reef to guide salmon around the perimeter of the development.

+ LMN Architects

+ AIA Top Ten

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