Ayers Saint Gross wins COTE Top Ten Award, honored as Just Organization of the Year

The Ayers Saint Gross reinvention of Arizona State University’s Hayden Library has been named an American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award winner.

“The design team and university community shared a vision that Hayden Library needed to transform from a warehouse of books into a place for people while simultaneously celebrating the building’s historic legacy,” said American Institute of Architects on its website.

The awards are given to projects that expertly integrate design excellence with cutting-edge performance in 10 key areas.

Additionally, the Baltimore-based design firm has been honored as International Living Future Institute’s Just Organization of the Year.  The award celebrates companies that have taken concrete steps toward becoming more equitable and inclusive. Ayers Saint Gross was selected for continuous improvement in performance, meaningful staff engagement and high overall scores across six categories, the firm said.

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