Casa Adelante 2060 Folsom Wins AIA COTE Top Ten Award

Date Posted: 04.21.2023

Mithun is honored to announce that it has received an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award for the design of Casa Adelante 2060 Folsom.

“This project checked all the boxes… with community engagement, the affordable housing aspect, and the impressive research and development efforts from the firm itself,” noted the 2023 Top Ten Awards jury.

Casa Adelante 2060 Folsom makes the most of its walkable, transit-rich, park-adjacent site to provide infrastructure for social equity and a low-carbon future. A mixed-use building with 127 permanently affordable homes and a rich offering of resident and community-serving spaces on the ground floor, the project is the first large all-electric multifamily housing in San Francisco and boasts a net EUI of 14.9. A series of overlapping interior and exterior common spaces support the well-being and community life of residents, showcasing the possibilities of integrated design as a vehicle for social equity.

“It is a great pleasure and honor to work with visionary, neighborhood-based organizations Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and Chinatown Community Development Corporation (CCDC) to further their vision of equitable, climate-positive community prosperity,” said Mithun partner Anne Torney. “Casa Adelante 2060 Folsom is already making a positive change in people’s lives and the health of our communities and planet.”

This is the eighth AIA COTE Top Ten Award for Mithun, continuing the firm’s leadership among national practices with multiple COTE honors. The Top Ten Awards program is the profession’s best-known recognition program for sustainable design excellence. It highlights projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance, delivering social, economic and ecological value.

Explore the project design and key performance metrics through the lens of 10 principles that comprise AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence via the 2023 AIA COTE Top Ten Showcase for Casa Adelante 2060 Folsom.