AIA/COTE Announces Top 10 Projects for 2008

Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, Baraboo, Wis. ARCHITECT: Kubala Washatko Architects, Cedarburg, Wis. COMPLETED: April 2007 OF NOTE: First building recognized by LEED as carbon-neutral in operation

B. Cesar Chavez Library, Tucson, Ariz. ARCHITECT: Line and Space, Tucson COMPLETED: January 2007 OF NOTE: Built into site and bermed with excavated earth

C. Discovery Center at South Lake Union, Seattle ARCHITECT: Miller/Hull Partnership, Seattle COMPLETED: March 2005 OF NOTE: Designed to be demountable and transportable

D. Garthwaite Center for Science and Art, Weston, Mass. ARCHITECT: Architerra, Boston COMPLETED: August 2007 OF NOTE: Several building systems left exposed to offer teaching opportunities

E. Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, New Orleans ARCHITECT: Vincent James Associates Architects, New York COMPLETED: January 2007 OF NOTE: 33 percent new construction, 67 percent renovation

F. Macallen Building, Boston ARCHITECT: Office dA, Boston (design); Burt Hill, Boston (architect of record) COMPLETED: April 2007 OF NOTE: LEED innovation point for system that treats cooling tower blowdown water without chemicals for use in irrigation

G. Nueva School, Hillsborough, Calif. ARCHITECT: Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects, San Francisco COMPLETED: September 2007 OF NOTE: Project replaced an 18,000-square-foot parking lot

H. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, Pa. ARCHITECT: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. COMPLETED: October 2005 OF NOTE: Building's north wall is shingled with discarded tires from local sources

I. Queens Botanical Garden Visitor Center, Flushing, N.Y. ARCHITECT: BKSK Architects, New York COMPLETED: September 2007 OF NOTE: More than a third of the materials came from within 500 miles of the site

J. Yale Sculpture Building and Gallery, New Haven, Conn. ARCHITECT: KieranTimberlake Associates, Philadelphia COMPLETED: September 2007 OF NOTE: Located on a former brownfield site

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