As part of the Awards celebration, AIA San Antonio presents a Committee on the Environment (COTE) Award to a project that responds to the principals of AIA’s Ten Measures of Sustainable Design. These overarching principals envision the enduring prosperity of all living things and seek to create communities, buildings that contribute to that vision.

This year’s COTE Award was selected by a special jury distinct from the Design Awards Jury. The members of the 2015 COTE Jury all are nationally recognized in the field of sustainable design. The jurors included Peter L. Pfeiffer, FAIA, from Barley | Pfeiffer Architecture; John Quale, LEED AP BD+C from the University of New Mexico, Z Smith, AIA, LEED AP, Ph.D from Eskew Dumez Ripple.

The 2015 COTE Award was presented to Overland Partners for The University of Texas at Austin Liberal Arts Building.