COMMITTEES
COMMITTEE ON THE ENVIRONMENT
PHOTO: UCI Mesa-Court Towers. Mithun. Photo Detail: Bruce Damonte

The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design.

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COTE MEETINGS

AIA|LA COTE meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. For location and time, please reach out to the COTE Chairs.


Principles

COTE is dedicated to preserving the earth’s capacity to sustain a shared, high quality of life, and reflects the architecture profession’s commitment to provide healthy and safe environments for people, while preserving our natural resources.  The committee’s directive is to lead and coordinate the profession’s involvement in environmental and energy-related issues and to promote the role of the architect as a leader in preserving and protecting the planet and its living systems.

Activities

As committee of the AIA COTE strives to educate and inform the (design) community about environmental and preservation issues, and advises the Institute on policy matters affecting the practice of architecture.

Advocacy and outreach for educators, students, public and private institutions through is provided through various formats, including symposia, lecture series, architecture tours and educational programs.


PAST EVENTS
03.01.2019
2°C II
The 2019 iteration of this conference brought together 300+ of Los Angeles' most committed thought-leaders and forward-thinking A+D+C professionals to discuss climate change and the role of the built environment in mitigating adverse effects of our fast-changing natural environment.
10.30.18
2018 AIA|LA COTE Awards
The AIA|LA COTE Awards is Southern California's premier program that honors work for excellent design, sustainable practice, and high performance buildings. The Awards celebrate projects that meet COTE’s rigorous criteria for social and ecological value.

AIA|LA COTE RESOURCE LIBRARY
AIA|LA COTE Blog
Read the latest articles and publications from members of AIA|LA COTE.
Current News
Read the top news stories concerning sustainability, global warming, and natural resources.
Green Shelf
Resource library of publications from leaders of green design.

2019 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Tighe Lanning, Assoc. AIA
VICE CHAIR
James E. Donaldson, AIA
PAST CHAIR
Simone Barth-Auster, Assoc. AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Marcio Carvalho

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: UCI Mesa-Court Towers. Mithun. Detail of image by Bruce Damonte || (PAST EVENTS) The SIX. Brooks+Scarpa. Detail of photo by TaraWucjik | Shriners for Children Medical Center. CO Architects. Detail of photo by Tom Bonner | UCLA Engineering VI. Moore Ruble Yudell Architects + Planners. Detail of photo by John Edward Linden