Lessons from the Leading Edge


Lance Hosey, FAIA, recently released his 2016 AIA Committee on the Environment “Lessons from the Leading Edge” report which studies the 189 Top Ten winners from the past two decades. Its objective is to assess COTE’s longstanding goal of “making environmental considerations and sustainable design integral to the practice of architecture.”

Twelve past Top Ten Awards judges were invited to each pick the ten best examples of the integration of design and performance from among the past winners. The only project picked by a majority of the judges was EHDD’s 2014 winner, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters in Los Altos, CA. The LEED Platinum certified building is also the largest net zero energy project certified by the International Living Future Institute’s Living Building Challenge program.

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