green design, eco design, sustainable design, 355 11th Street (Aidlin Darling Design) San Francisco, CA Homer Science & Student Life Center (Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects) Atherton, CA KAUST (HOK) Thuwal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Kroon Hall (Centerbrook Architects and Planners; Hopkins Architects) New Haven, CT Manassas Park Elementary School + Pre-K (VMDO Architects, P.C.) Manassas Park, VA Manitoba Hydro Place (Smith Carter Architects and Engineers; Kuwabara Payne Mckenna Blumberg Architects) Winnipeg, MB Omega Center for Sustainable Living (BNIM Architects) Rhinebeck, NY Special No. 9 House (John C. Williams Architects; KieranTimberlake) New Orleans, LA Twelve West (ZGF Architects LLP) Portland, OR Watsonville Water Resource Center (WRNS Studio LLP) Watsonville, CA

All of the projects the AIA chose show remarkable achievements in the areas of community, bioclimatic design, daylighting and air quality, good use of healthy materials, and great design for adaptability, versatility, and durability. In other words, everything that you would be looking for in a kick ass green architecture project.

+ AIA Top Ten Green Projects of 2010