The American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s 2022 COTE (Committee on the Setting) High Ten Awards have been introduced late final week to coincide with Earth Day, and a small handful of final 12 months’s profitable companies—Neuman Monson Architects, Payette, and Memphis’s archimania—are again for a consecutive spherical within the winner’s circle. Lake|Flato (no stranger to this specific awards program) has additionally returned to the COTE High Ten after profitable for a number of tasks in 2020.
As at all times, the annual profitable COTE High Ten (now in its twenty sixth 12 months) tasks are a various bunch by way of constructing program and locale. All of them, per the AIA, symbolize “vital achievements in advancing local weather motion” and serve to “illustrate the options architects present for the well being and welfare of our communities and planet.” They embody: San Francisco’s first mixed homeless veteran and low-income household housing complicated, an exhaustively renovated Brutalist-style department location of the Boston Public Library, and a brand new public works facility for the fifth-largest metropolis in Iowa.
Beantown-based tasks helmed by hometown companies loved a robust exhibiting this 12 months with three of the winners being situated in and round Boston. San Francisco-based tasks and companies additionally appeared greater than as soon as on the profitable roster.
Along with the eight profitable tasks, two extra tasks have been acknowledged as “High Ten Plus” recipients for his or her “distinctive” post-occupancy efficiency knowledge: the EHDD-led renovation and growth of San Francisco’s Lick-Wilmerding Excessive College and the brand new Louisiana Youngsters’s Museum in New Orleans, a undertaking by Mithun working with native agency Waggoneer & Ball as affiliate architect. (EHDD can be main the LEED Platinum-targeting overhaul of AIA nationwide headquarters in Washington, D.C.)
To qualify, tasks submitted to the COTE High Ten Awards should meet stringent standards established by COTE, together with financial, social, and ecological values, and obtain efficiency requirements throughout ten key areas. The tasks will be situated anyplace on the planet (this 12 months was strictly home) however the submitting architect or agency should be licensed in the US and is required to have signed the AIA 2030 Dedication.
The COTE Ten-winning tasks are evaluated by a four-person jury panel, which this 12 months was comprised of: Chair Margaret Cavenagh, AIA (Studio Gang), Angela Brooks, FAIA (Brooks + Scarpa), Nakita Reed, AIA, NOMA (Quinn Evans), and Z Smith, FAIA (Eskew Dumez Ripple).
Beneath is the whole checklist of the 2022 awardees, with every profitable undertaking title linking again to its full COTE High Ten profile:
King Open/Cambridge Road Higher Colleges & Neighborhood Advanced | Arrowstreet, William Rawn Associates (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Meyer Memorial Belief Headquarters, Portland, Oregon | LEVER Structure (Portland, Oregon)
Tufts College Science and Engineering Advanced, Medford, Massachusetts | Payette (Medford, Massachusetts)
High Ten Plus recipients:
Lick-Wilmerding Excessive College Historic Renovation & Growth | EHDD (San Francisco)