The 10 recipients of this year’s AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Awards, announced today, range from a modern library in a Phoenix suburb to a spacious student affairs center at Tulane University in New Orleans. The committee selected the winners—each one an example excellence in sustainable design—from a pool of roughly 100 entries. According to an AIA press release, the jurors looked for projects that “make a positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants, and reduce environmental impacts.” A list of the award winners follows below; look for complete coverage in the July 2008 issue of RECORD’s sister publication GreenSource.

Serving on this year’s jury were: Glenn Murcutt, Hon. FAIA, of Glenn Murcutt Architecture; Jason McLennan, AIA, CEO of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council; Susan T. Rodriguez, FAIA, of Polshek Partnership Architects; Gail Brager, PhD, a professor at University of California at Berkeley; Marvin Malecha, FAIA, 2009 president elect of the AIA and dean of the College of Design at North Carolina State University; and Rebecca Henn, AIA, a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan. The AIA will present the awards in May at its 2008 national convention in Boston.


AIA 2008 COTE Award Winners

  Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery
Photo courtesy American Institute of Architects

Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery
New Haven, Connecticut
KieranTimberlake Associates

Queens Botanical Garden Visitor & Administration Center
New York, New York
BKSK Architects

The Nueva School, Hillside Learning Complex
Hillsborough, California
Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects

Macallen Building Condominiums
Boston, Massachusetts
Burt Hill

Lavin-Bernick Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, Cambridge School of Weston
Weston, Massachusetts

Environmental Education/Visitor Activity Center
Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Discovery Center at South Lake Union
Seattle, Washington
The Miller/Hull Partnership

Cesar Chavez Library
Laveen, Arizona
Line and Space

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center
Baraboo, Wisconsin