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.


UPCOMING EVENTS
05.12.21
Environmental Justice + Design
Attendees will learn how design choices affect human health and the environment across all life cycle stages.

PAST EVENTS
03.05.21
1.5°C Symposium – Day 1
Day 1 of an inspiring and informative conference on climate change.
03.06.21
1.5°C Symposium – Day 2
Day 2 of an inspiring and informative conference on climate change.

2021 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
CHAIR
Ismar Enriquez, AIA, LEED AP
VICE CHAIR
Miranda Gardiner, Assoc. AIA
PAST CHAIR
James Donaldson, AIA
STAFF LIAISON
Corrine Elliingson

CREDITS
PHOTO: Banner: UCI Mesa-Court Towers. Mithun. Detail of image by Bruce Damonte