John Hill
28. April 2015
SOM's New School University Center (Photo: James Ewing)

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the "top ten examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment."

The announcement of the winners, which will be honored at the AIA National Convention next month, can be found on the AIA website. The projects are listed below in alphabetical order by project name; click on the project names to see more information on the winning projects at the AIA website.

The Bullitt Center
Seattle, WA
The Miller Hull Partnership

The Bullitt Center is a high performance urban office building demonstrating a commercially-viable structure with essentially no environmental footprint is possible; it is the largest certified Living Building.

CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Diamond Schmitt

This 174,300-square-foot lab and support office space incorporates a complex industrial program of pilot scale casting, rolling and welding, corrosion and mechanical testing alongside microstructure evaluations and radiation testing.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building for OHSU, PSU & OSU
Portland, OR
SERA Architects and CO Architects

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University, and Oregon State University partnered to create a new allied health, academic and research building.

Diamond Schmitt's CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory (Photo: Peter A. Sellar)

E+ // 226-232 Highland Street Townhouses
Boston, MA
Interface Studio Architects (ISA) and Urbanica Design

The project was conceived as a replicable prototype for family friendly, energy efficient, urban townhomes.

Hughes Warehouse Adaptive Reuse
San Antonio, TX
Overland Partners

This adaptive reuse project transforms an early 20th century warehouse into an innovative but functional studio space.

Military Medical Hospital
San Antonio, TX

San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) is home to a world class burn treatment and recovery unit, and the design both accommodates this function and draws its architectural inspiration from it.

New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC)
New Orleans, LA

The NOBIC, a LEED Gold research facility serves as an incubator for biotech startups, helping ideas conceived locally to become local jobs and industries.

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple's New Orleans BioInnovation Center (Photo: Timothy Hursley)

Sweetwater Spectrum Community
Sonoma, CA

Sweetwater Spectrum is a new national model for supportive housing for adults with autism, offering life with purpose and dignity.

Tassafaronga Village
Oakland, CA
David Baker Architects

This project includes a 60 unit affordable apartment building, 77 affordable attached "townhouses" for rent (clustered in 13 buildings), and 20 supportive apartments with onsite medical clinic.

University Center – The New School
New York, NY
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

The LEED Gold building provides space for all aspects of a traditional campus, with 200,000 square feet of academic space on the first seven floors and 150,000 square feet for a 600 bed student residence on the levels above.

SOM's New School University Center (Photo: James Ewing)

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