Payette’s Two Massachusetts Projects Among Top Five Honors by the American Institute of Architects


WASHINGTON –– The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced this year’s recipients for its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards. Complete details for each project are available on AIA’s website.

COTE bestows the award annually on 10 design projects that have expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance in several key areas.

In order to be eligible, project submissions are required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s rigorous criteria for 10 measures that include social, economic, and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluates each project submission based on a cross-section of the 10 metrics balanced with the holistic approach to the design. This year’s COTE Top Ten Awards recipients are as follows:

Jurors also designated one project as a Top Ten Plus recipient for its exceptional post-occupancy performance data. This year’s recipient is:

Award recipients will be honored in June at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas.

Visit AIA’s website for more information on the COTE Top Ten Awards program.

Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing.