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AIA Releases Top Ten Green Projects for 2010

May 1, 2010

The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA-COTE) has announced its Top Ten Green Projects for 2010. Full profiles of these projects are available at www.aiatopten.org and at www.buildinggreen.com.

Homer Science & Student Life Center

355 11th Street: Designed by Aidlin Darling Design, this mixed-use space reuses a historic industrial building in the heart of San Francisco and features both a green roof and building-integrated photovoltaics.

Homer Science & Student Life Center: Part of the Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, California, the Center makes use of previously developed land and both local and salvaged materials and was designed by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects.

KAUST: King Abdullah Universityof Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, designed by HOK, uses strategies based on local culture and Bedouin traditions to address environmental challenges.

Kroon Hall: Designed by Hopkins Architects, this project in New Haven, Connecticut, houses the Yale School of Forestry and Environ-mental Studies and emphasizes alternative transportation.

Special No. 9 House (left) in New Orleans serves as a prototype for a customizable, mass-produced home that will be constructed offsite.

Photo: John C. Williams Architects
Manassas Park Elementary School + Pre-K: Located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and designed by VMDO Architects, this school’s design merges classrooms with the site’s natural surroundings through outdoor classrooms and learning courtyards.

Manitoba Hydro Place: This new energy utility headquarters featuresa green roof, was designed by Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, and is located in Winnipeg, Canada.

Omega Center for Sustainable Living: Located in Rhinebeck, New York, this holistic learning center was designed by BNIM Architects and includes an onsite wastewater treatment system that is used as part of the Center’s educational programming (see

EBN June 2009).

Special No. 9 House: Designed by KieranTimberlake to house the Make It Right Foundation, this LEED Platinum home is located in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward.

Twelve/West (right) in Portland, Oregon, houses retail and office spaces as well as apartments.

Photo: Basil Childers
Twelve|West: This mixed-use building in Portland, Oregon, was designed by ZGF Architects to emphasize energy-reduction strategies.

Watsonville Water Resource Center: Designed by WRNS Studio, the Water Resource Center in Watsonville, California, features planted swales, use of mulch and drought-tolerant vegetation, and rainwater collection.

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