14 Apr '11, 1pm

Congrats to all the amazing AIA Top Ten projects!

Operable screens on the Cherokee Studios façade permit occupants to have shade and ventilation at the same time. Mechanically assisted air intake louvers help ventilate the addition to the First Unitarian Society Meeting House. Daylight, views, and natural ventilation improve the indoor learning environment for students at the Greensburg Schools. Transparency and openness are the themes at High Tech High Chula Vista, where the boundary between indoors and outdoors blurs. The entrance to the Livestrong Foundation gives new life to salvaged wood and concrete; the foundation adapted a warehouse in an urban neighborhood and reused as many materials as possible. The LOTT Clean Water Alliance has a large water feature as its centerpiece, but also incorporates energy features like automatic sun shades. Inviting courtyards encourage employees from different departments to mingle a...

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