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2014 AIA Top Ten Green Winners Highlight Adaptive Reuse

The 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) COTE Top Ten Green Projects were selected in the most competitive program ever, with more than 80 submissions—not including those submitting for the “Top Ten Plus” award for ongoing high performance from a past Top Ten winner.

Among the big winners in this year’s awards is the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), thanks to aggressive sustainability goals it pursued with American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funding. Two federal facilities renovated through that program grace this year’s list: The Edith Green Wendell Wyatt building in Portland, Oregon, and the Aspinall Courthouse in Grand Junction, Colorado. A third GSA project, the U.S. Land Port of Entry in Warroad, Minnesota, was part of the agency’s Design Excellence and Construction Excellence programs.

Published May 5, 2014