AIA releases List of Top Ten Green Projects for 2009 Print
Monday, 13 April 2009 07:27

Today the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected their annual list of Top Ten Green Projects.

And the projects are:

Charles Hostler Student Center (VJAA) Beirut, Lebanon
Chartwell
(EHDD Architecture) Seaside, CA
Gish Apartments
(OJK Architecture and Planning) San Jose, CA
Great River Energy Headquarters
(Perkins+Will) Maple Grove, MN
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
(Ross Barney Architects) Evanston, IL
Portola Valley Town Center
(Siegel & Strain Architects) Portola Valley, CA
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
(Lake|Flato Architects) Orange, TX
Synergy at Dockside Green
(Busby Perkins+Will Architects Co.) Victoria, BC
The Terry Thomas
(Weber Thompson) Seattle, WA
World Headquarters for the International Fund for Animal Welfare
(DesignLAB Architects) Yarmouthport, MA
The AIA explains quite thoroughly on their web site the criterias of selection that included the following:

1. Sustainable Design Intent & Innovation
2. Regional/Community Design & Connectivity
3. Land Use & Site Ecology
4. Bioclimatic Design
5. Light & Air
6. Water Cycle
7. Energy Flows & Energy Future
8. Materials & Construction
9. Long Life, Loose Fit
10. Collective Wisdom & Feedback Loops

Congratulations for these innovative practices that are putting their creative talents towards advancing sustainability in architecture.

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