The competition recognizes 10 exceptional studio projects that integrate creative and innovative design strategies. These projects are designed to achieve 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:
TIMBR | Timber Integrative Means + Biophilic Resilience Students: Marcus Puste, Farah Ossaimee & Dolin Diaz Faculty: Kristin Nelson & James Leach University of Detroit Mercy
Watershed Students: Eric Luth & Andrew Baltimore Faculty: Gundula Proksch & Christopher Meek University of Washington
The Craft, The Tradition, The Celebration of Culture Students: Angela Kraus & Olivia Wideman Faculty: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, & George Schafer Clemson University
Relinquetur Research Center Student: Gabriel Cachapuz Velasco Faculty: Alice Guess Collaborator: David Thompson Architect, David Thompson Studio Savannah College of Art and Design
Green Lighthouse Student: YunIn Jeung Faculty: Kevin Singh Louisiana Tech University
Hunting Island State Park Center for Oceanography Student: Joanna Frauca Faculty: Michael Hill Collaborator: Matt Barnett, LS3P Savannah College of Art and Design
Wiingaashk: A Cultural and Ecological Path to Healing Student: Isabelle Cassidy Faculty: Patricia Andrasik Collaborator: Jim Lutz Catholic University of America
Restoring a Haven Students: William Scott & Connor Smith Faculty: Ulrike Heine, David Franco & George Schafer Clemson University
Southern Bastion – Protecting the Marshes Student: Denzyl Ye Teo Denzyl Gineva Zhang Faculty: Alice Guess Collaborator: David Thompson Architect, David Thompson Studio Savannah College of Art and Design
Above the Marsh Students: Lucas Schindler & Mia Walker Faculty: Ulrike Heine, David Franco & George Schafer Clemson University
See renderings of the projects and get more information HERE.
The competition jury included: Rahman Azari, Pennsylvania State University Nithyashree Balachandar Iyer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Jill Kurtz, Page Sarah Mathews, Jacobs Julie Ju-Youn Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology
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About AIA COTE® The Committee on the Environment (COTE®) is an AIA Knowledge Community working for architects, allied professionals, and the public to achieve climate action and climate justice through design. We believe that design excellence is the foundation of a healthy, sustainable, and equitable future. Our work promotes design strategies that empower all AIA members to realize the best social and environmental outcomes with the clients and the communities they serve.
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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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