The AIA 2020 COTEĀ® Top Ten Awards: Performing Beautifully

Join your peers to hear stories from the AIA 2020 COTE Top Ten Award winners, and celebrate the best in design excellence and building performance.

Jurors will introduce each project, and teams will take the stage to discuss the design and sustainability goals that drove exemplary features. They'll discuss lessons learned and technical solutions for comprehensive, high-performance design and share their approach to creating a restorative future through beauty and performance.

You'll learn new tools and techniques, and leave feeling inspired by the potential for transformative practice.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, formerly known as the COTE Top Ten criteria.
  2. Learn how to apply the Top Ten measures for Framework for Design Excellence as a valuable tool in your firm's design processes, whether submitting for the award or not.
  3. Examine innovative strategies and approaches across diverse building typologies and locations to create a restorative future.
  4. Get firsthand insight from peers about the design process, challenges, opportunities, and technical solutions to create comprehensive, beautiful, high-performance design.