AIA Top 10


Case studies are currently organized by project type. In the future, you will be able to search the case studies database by a variety of criteria, including by cross-referenced building materials listed on Green Building Pages and by key sustainable design and construction features.


 AIA Top 10 2000


C. K. Choi Building


Vancouver, BC, Canada

Matsuzaki Wright Architects Inc.


The university office building houses five research centers on China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and India and South Asia. A physical presence, both on the interior and the exterior, was required for each center while maintaining a unified look with no one center or culture dominating.

The C. K. Choi Building for the Institiute of Asian Research has sought to integrate and collaborate in order to create a sustainable design. A campus building that challenged industry standards at every step, this structure showcases innovative uses of natural ventilation, daylighting, salvaged materials, composting toilets, "xeriscaping," etc. Resource conservation, embodied energy, operations over time, and human health/productivity were main concerns in this project.

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's Cambria Office

Ebensburg, PA

L. Robert Kimball Associates



The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's second green office building, Cambria, has more green features and a higher level of environmental awareness than PA DEP's first building—the South Central Regional Office Building. This 36,000 ft2 facility, designed for approximately 125 occupants, has collected data and documented many facets of its green design initiatives.

U.S. Green Building Council LEED-NC, v.2/v.2.1 -- Level: Gold (45 points)

Green Building Challenge

Hanover House

Seattle, WA

Marc Rosenbaum, PE


The Hanover House uses active and passive solar systems and high efficiency, resulting in extremely low energy consumption. It is a two-story, wood-framed, single-family residence built for a middle-aged couple with no children. The house has a basement and garage; three-quarters of the window area for the house is on the south side for passive solar gain. No combustion is used; energy needs not provided in solar gain are provided with electricity.

Brainbridge Island City Hall

Brainbridge Island, WA

Miller/Hull Partnership



Emeryville Resource Building

Emergville, CA

Siegel & Strain Architects



Green Institute's Phillips Eco-Enterprise Center

Minnesapolis, MN

LHB Architects and Engineers



LadyBird Johnson Wildflower Center

Austin, TX

Overland Partners



McLean Environmental Living & Learning Ctr.

Ashland, WI

LHB Architects and Engineers



New South Jamaica Library

New York, NY

Stein White Architects


World Resources Institute

Washington DC

Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Inc.




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