Common Application for Design Excellence from the AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit
The Common Application is based on the AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence which seeks to inform progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. These are to be thoughtfully considered by designer and client at the initiation of every project and incorporated into the work as appropriate to the project scope. The Framework is intended to be accessible and relevant for every architect, every client, and every project, regardless of size, typology, or aspiration.
Completion of the Common App is only required for those projects submitting for COTE Award recognition.
Learn how to complete the common app and submit for the Design Awards program, so you can further ensure your project’s successful consideration.
Note: This recorded presentation was based on the previous version of the Common App and remains relevant to the 2023 updated version.
Committee on the Environment (COTE) Program Partner