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:
Direction Morgan Weber & Robert Conway Faculty Sponsor: Robin Puttock The Catholic University of America
Low Carbon Architecture: New Approach Toward Sustainability in Relation to Existing Buildings Mahsa Hedayati Faculty Sponsors: Paul Emmons, Susan Piedmont-Palladino, & Meredith Sattler Virginia Tech
Growing Together Under One Roof Daniel Mecca & Thalia Jimenez Escobar Faculty Sponsors: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, & George Schafer Clemson University
Tupikhaq Paola Araya-Valdes, Juliette Paget, & Victoria Deslandes-Lyon Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers & André Potvin Université Laval
The Step Samuel Nordmeyer & Cody Goedken Faculty Sponsor: Ayodele Iyanalu Iowa State University
Fairmount School of Art and Ecology Andriani Sugianto Faculty Sponsor: Caleb Walder California Baptist University
Undefined Boundaries Ana Astiazaran Faculty Sponsors: Michael Kothke, Laura Carr, Darci Hazelbaker, & Jonathan Bean University of Arizona Collaborators: Brian Farling, Shawn Swisher, & Amanda Schwarz
Nags Head Coastal Discovery Museum Ryan Cooper Faculty Sponsors: David Hill, Andrew Fox, & Ranji Ranjithan North Carolina State University
Nuuttuq Caroline Roux, Guillaume Couture, & Rosemonde Gadoury Salvail Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers & André Potvin Université Laval
Urban Mutualism – A Mushroom Farm in a Factory Edda Steingrimsdottir & Jonathan Ng Faculty Sponsor: Jeannette Kuo Harvard University
See renderings of the projects and get more information here:
The competition jury included: Anannya Das, Iowa State University Raymond Huff, Clemson University Yasemin Kologlu, SOM NY Kathrina Simonen, University of Washington Nader Tehrani, The Cooper Union
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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.
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Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes 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 some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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