Proving that artistic design and environmental function can co-exist, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions that protect and enhance the environment. The LOTT Clean Water Alliance Regional Service Center in downtown Olympia earned 4th place in the acclaimed list for 2011.
The COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, now in its 15th year, is the profession’s best-known recognition program for sustainable design excellence. The program celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems and technology. They make a positive contribution to their communities, improve comfort for building occupants and reduce environmental impacts through strategies such as reuse of existing structures, connection to transit systems, low-impact and regenerative site development, energy and water conservation, use of sustainable or renewable construction materials, and design that improves indoor air quality.
The full AIA Press Release may be viewed here: http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB088729
Information about LOTT’s selection is found here: http://aiatopten.org/hpb/overview.cfm?ProjectID=1954