Exceptional Student Design Projects Showcase Innovation in Sustainability
For Immediate Release:
Washington, D.C., May 21, 2020 –The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition.
The competition recognizes 10 exceptional studio projects that integrate creative and innovative design strategies. These projects work toward achieving carbon-neutral operations through daylighting, passive heating and cooling systems, sustainable materials, water conservation, energy generation, and other sustainable systems.
The program challenged students to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide design solutions that protect and enhance the environment. Award recipients for this year’s COTE Top Ten for Students Competition are:
Elevated Integration George Sorbara and Hunter Harwell Clemson University Faculty Sponsors: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, and George Schafer
Bazaar 324 Anannya Das and Connor Mougin Iowa State University Faculty Sponsor: Ulrike Passe
Library of Play Nicole Andersson Montana State University Faculty Sponsors: Steven Juroszek and Jaya Mukhopadhyay
Waterline Cera Yeo and Jingyi Luo California College of the Arts Faculty Sponsor: Evan Jones and Margaret Ikeda
Reclaim Resiliency: Dismantle. Dredge. Dwell. Ryan Bing and Joe Scherer Clemson University Faculty Sponsors: Ulrike Heine, David Franco and George Schafer
Copain, Copain? Audrey Rochon, Anton Zakharov, and Melaine Niget Université Laval Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers and André Potvin
[UP]-LIFT TECHNOLOGY TOWER Bekim Sejdiu and Devin Waddell University of North Carolina at Charlotte Faculty Sponsors: Kyoung-Hee Kim and Liz McCormick
Romberg Center for Ecology and Resilience —— High-Performance Historical Renovation Pitchayut Kingkaew, Qihui Bao, and Shuang Yan University of California, Berkeley Faculty Sponsors: William Leddy, Marsha Maytum, and Hsin-Hsein Chiu
Matriochkas Marie-Hélène Cliché, Michael Comtois, and Étienne Vigneau Université Laval Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers and André Potvin
BIO TOWER A Green Medical Research Hub Sophia Bullock, Drake Cecil, and Alex King University of North Carolina at Charlotte Faculty Sponsors: Kyoung-Hee Kim and Liz McCormick
See renderings of the projects and get more information here:
The competition jury included: Elgin Cleckley, University of Virginia Carly Coulson, COULSON Michael Horan, Clemson University Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Adrian Parr, University of Texas at Arlington
About the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and businesses. The AIA engages with civic and government leaders, as well as with the public, to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Visitwww.aia.org.
About the AIA COTE® The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE®) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment.
About the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) The mission of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is to lead architectural education and research. Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. ACSA’s full members include all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together, ACSA schools represent 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
ACSA seeks to empower faculty and schools to educate increasingly diverse students, expand disciplinary impacts, and create knowledge for the advancement of architecture. For more information, visit www.acsa-arch.org.
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