The AIA is inviting architects to submit their completed, built green buildings to the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards program, which recognizes innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. The Institute is simultaneously accepting entries for the Top Ten + Awards, which are open to any project that was a past AIA COTE Top Ten Award winner and now has at least one year's worth of actual building-performance data.

New This Year:
Submitting architects are required to be signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment, and the projects submitted are expected to make every effort to comply with the goals of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment.

Registration Fee:
An architect or firm may submit more than one project, but each entry requires payment of a separate, non-refundable registration fee of $325 for AIA members and $450 for nonmembers.

How to Register:
Log in here to submit your project data, images, and legal release forms. Payment is made to the AIA through a separate registration system requiring an additional user name and password.

Reference the Call for Entries document for overall information about this program and additional resources. Detailed, project entry requirements are available for download to assist in submission planning.

Important Dates:

Jan. 26, 2015, 5 p.m. EST  Submission Deadline

March 2015  Jury Deliberations

April 2015  Submission Notification

May 14–16, 2015  Exhibition of 2015 Top Ten and Top Ten + winners at AIA National Convention and Design Expo in Atlanta