In honor of Earth Day, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) announced the 2019 recipients for its highest honor, the COTE Top Ten Awards.

Mahlum’s North Transfer Station is one of the 10 projects named this year for demonstrating expertly integrated design excellence with cutting-edge performance in several key areas.

Project submissions were required to demonstrate alignment with COTE’s rigorous criteria for 10 measures that include social, economic, and ecological values. The five-member jury evaluated each project submission based on a cross-section of the 10 metrics balanced with the holistic approach to the design.

We are honored to be included in such great company. Complete details for each COTE Top Ten award winning project are available on AIA’s website.

Recognizing how strategic, integrated planning can result in exemplary buildings, grounds and institutional success, we are delighted that the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) announced on April 15 that two projects received Honorable Mentions in the 2019 SCUP Excellence Awards program.

Tapʰòytʰaʼ Hall at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the of SCUP/AIA CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building category.

The Campus Master Plan for UW Bothell/Cascadia College in Bothell, Washington was recognized with an Honorable Mention in the SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus category.

If you would like to learn about the trends and observations that came from the winning projects, you can attend the awards session at SCUP 2019 in Seattle.  And you can click here to see the full listing of all the 2019 winners.