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:
Epimorphic Student: Claudette P. Bryan Faculty Sponsors: Joel Towers & Kayeon Lee Parsons School of Design
Farmscape: A Modern Farm for the Anthropocene Students: Devin Costello & Marina Berenguer Faculty Sponsors: Joel Towers & Kayeon Lee Parsons School of Design
Green Convergence – Resilient Corridor for Jaipur Students: Chaoming Li & Xuefei Yang Faculty Sponsors: Maria Gonzalez Aranguren & Pankaj Vir Guptar University of Virginia
Reimagine Textile & Paper Industry Student: Xian Wu Faculty Sponsors: Maria Gonzalez Aranguren & Pankaj Vir Gupta University of Virginia
Relook Overlook | Living Water Recycling Architecture Student: Ashley Beard Faculty Sponsor: Mona Ghandi Washington State University
The Connected Farm Students: Gauge Bethea & Jesse Blevins Faculty Sponsors: Ulrike Heine, David Franco, George Schafer, & Andreea Mihalacher Clemson University
Transformation of Waste Student: Curran Zhang Faculty Sponsor: Hal Hayes Carnegie Mellon University
Tumi Students: Mia-Kim Bouchard, Alice Corrivault-Gascon, & Roxane Gagnon Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers & André Potvin Université Laval
Under[surface] Upcycle Student: Nithyashree Balachandar Iyer Faculty Sponsor: Erik Hemingway University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Uqumuujuq – Arctic greenhouse in Cambridge Bay Students: Florence Bouchard-Bédard, Daphné Garon-Rioux, & Coralee Tremblay Faculty Sponsors: Claude Demers & André Potvin Université Laval
See renderings of the projects and get more information HERE.
The competition jury included:
Jennifer Cutbill, Lateral Agency Mahsa Hedayati, Perkins&Will Traci Rider, North Carolina State University Pauline Souza, WRNS Studio Prem Sundharam, DLR Group
About the American Institute of Architects (AIA)
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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)
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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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