Submission Deadline: January 16, 2019

2019 COTE Top Ten for Students

COTE Top Ten for Students


January 16, 2019

Submission Deadline

Spring 2019

Jury Convenes

April 22, 2019

Winners Announced on Earth Day

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE), in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), have selected the recipients of the 2019 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition. The competition recognizes ten exceptional studio projects that demonstrate designs moving towards carbon-neutral operation through creative and innovative integration of design strategies such as daylighting, passive heating and cooling, materials, water, energy generation, and sustainable systems. The program challenged students to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment.

The jury for the 2019 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition includes:

  • David Dowell | El Dorado Inc.
  • Bradford Grant | Howard University
  • Matthew Noblett | Behnisch Architekten/Partners
  • Mary Demro | Montana State University

Winner: Coolth Capitalism

Students: Peter Lazovskis, & Thomas Schaperkotter
Faculty: Matthew Soules

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Winner: Après le Déluge

Students: Will Letchinger & Jonathan Wilkinson
Faculty: John Casbarian

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Winner: Wallingford W2E

Students: Sean Anderson, Tobias Jimenez, & Haley Ladenburg
Faculty: Omar Al-Hassawi

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Winner: Transfusion - Tapering Tucson

Students: Cole Robinson & Michael Horan
Faculty: Ulrike Heine, Daniel Harding, & David Franco

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Winner: Healing Habitats

Students: Catherine Earley, Elena Koepp, & Sabrina Ortiz
Faculty: Brook Muller

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Winner: The Happy Land

Students: Haley Teske
Faculty: Bradford Watson & Jaya Mukhopadhyay

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Winner: The Fly Flat

Students: Cynthia Suarez-Harris, Ledell Thomas, & Kennia Lopez
Faculty: Shelly Pottorf, Shannon Bryant, & April Ward

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Winner: Dyads

Students: Thomas Valcourt, Karl Greschner, & Philippe Bernard
Faculty: Claude Demers & André Potvin

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Winner: Shore of a Hundred Islands

Students: Viviani Isnata, Maria Ulloa
Faculty: Evan Jones & Margaret Ikeda

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Winner: Acclimate

Students: Philip Riazzi, Cameron Foster
Faculty: Ulrike Heine, David Franco & Daniel Harding

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Participating Schools

The competition had nearly 500 participants from the following schools:

American University of Sharjah, Auburn University, California Baptist University, California College of the Arts, Carleton University, Carnegie Mellon University, Clemson University, Columbia University, Howard University, Iowa State University, Kennesaw State University, Lawrence Technological University, Marywood University, Montana State University, Prairie View A&M University, Pratt Institute, Rhode Island School of Design Rice University, Savannah College of Art and Design, Texas A&M University, Tianjin University, Université Laval, University of British Columbia, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Idaho, University of Memphis, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, University of Texas At San Antonio, University of Washington, and Washington State University

Edwin Hernández
Programs Coordinator

Eric W. Ellis
Senior Director of Operations and Programs