Margaret Cavenagh Judges 2022 COTE Awards at AIA Conference on Architecture

"Established in 1997 by the AIA Committee on the Environment, the annual awards program celebrates 10 projects that exemplify the integration of design excellence and environmental performance. Entrants to the COTE Top Ten Awards are evaluated against AIA's Framework for Design Excellence, which comprises 10 principles to help architects achieve projects that are zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy.

This year's winners are located across the U.S., from San Francisco to Boston, Illinois to Louisiana, and include a children’s museum, an art center, a library, two K-12 projects, a university complex, a public works building, a nonprofit headquarters, affordable housing for veterans, and an office building. . . . In addition to Cavenagh, this year's jurors included Angela Brooks, FAIA, managing principal of Brooks + Scarpa, in Los Angeles; Nakita Reed, AIA, associate at Quinn Evans, in Baltimore; and Z Smith, FAIA, a principal and director of sustainability at Eskew Dumez Ripple in New Orleans."

Catch Margaret's panel at A'22 (FR306: Performing Beautifully: The COTE Top Ten Awards) on June 24th at 2:00 p.m. CT.

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“The winning projects were sensitively designed around the communities that were occupying and using them,” Cavenagh says. “We were particularly interested in building reuse and reinvention; which buildings saw a new life and which buildings were rooted in local culture through inclusive, accessible, and attainable design.”