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William McDonough + Partners’ Design for NASA Chosen for AIA Virginia Award

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is celebrating its Honorable Mention Award from AIA Virginia for our design for NASA Sustainability Base. The award for “the first space station on Earth” will officially be presented on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. NASA Sustainability Base, located inside the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, is named for the first off-planet human outpost on the moon, Tranquility Base. Designed to become “native to …

William McDonough + Partners’ Design for Method and Gotham Greens chosen for Green Roofs For Healthy Cities Award

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is pleased to announce its recent Special Recognition Award from Green Roofs For Healthy Cities (GRHC) for its design of The South Side Soapbox. The award will officially be presented on September 27 during GRHC’s CitiesAlive conference in New York City and recognizes the integration of Gotham Greens’ rooftop greenhouse with Method’s high-performance, urban factory. Method’s manufacturing facility, located in the historic Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, is positioned in …

William McDonough + Partners Chosen by HITT to Design Innovative Co|Lab Building

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is proud to announce its partnership with nationally ranked general contractor HITT Contracting in the design of a collaborative and inventive space appropriately named the Co|Lab. The space will be dedicated to researching and sharing ideas to spur innovation within the construction industry. The state-of-the-art building is expected to open in early summer 2019 and will meet several rigorous environmental standards. Some of the anticipated sustainable features include a full mass …

William McDonough + Partners’ Cradle to Cradle Inspired Design for Plantronics Featured in World Green Building Council Report

The report – released on April 24, 2018 by the World Green Building Council – highlights tangible economic and cultural benefits of sustainable design. The report entitled Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building features our design for Plantronics’ Soundscape Building as a case study to show the real-life benefits on employee engagement, satisfaction and productivity. The pioneering building is located in the innovative Park 20|20, …

Leading U.S. Renewable Energy Company Selects William McDonough + Partners as Architects for New Headquarters

Globally recognized architects chosen to design delightful, intelligent and environmentally sustainable headquarters for Apex Clean Energy   Apex Clean Energy, one of the United States’ most dynamic and fast-growing clean energy companies, has unveiled plans for its new corporate headquarters including the selection of William McDonough + Partners as designers of the much-anticipated project. The architecture firm, founded by globally recognized architect, designer, thought leader, and author William McDonough, is excited to add Apex Clean Energy to …

Porta Nuova Wins “Best Urban Regeneration Project” at the MIPIM Awards 2018

William McDonough + Partners designed Google Italia headquarters at Porta Nuova   William McDonough + Partners is proud to be part of the Porta Nuova design team recognized as the “best urban regeneration project” during last week’s MIPIM Awards 2018. Porta Nuova, one of the largest urban redevelopments in Europe, sits on the former site of a renovated railway yard in Milan and includes office, residential, retail, and cultural venues. The multi-use development is home to many …

Plantronics Soundscape Building at Park 20|20 Wins 2018 German Design Award

William McDonough + Partners is thrilled to announce that its project for Plantronics’ Netherlands offices is a proud recipient of the 2018 German Design Award for Excellent Communications Design and Interior Architecture. Located at Park 20|20, the world’s first Cradle to Cradle® inspired development, master planned by William McDonough + Partners [WM+P], in Hoofddorp, Netherlands, the Soundscape Building, designed by WM+P, opened this past April. Presented by the German Design Council, the award seeks to identify …

Architects William McDonough + Partners and Universidad EAN Announce Project Legacy: Cradle to Cradle® Design Embraced in Colombia

Universidad EAN to infuse Cradle to Cradle thinking into curriculum in McDonough’s new building embodying the philosophy’s concepts.   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 06, 2017 – Aptly referred to as “Project Legacy,” the new 20,000 square meter academic building designed by lead architects William McDonough + Partners for Universidad EAN (UEAN) will embody the university’s dedication to environmental awareness at its home in the El Nogal district within the urban core of Bogotá. Outfitted with physical and biological …