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Benefits of Mass Timber and Cross-Laminated Timber

As the 21st century matures, it is imperative that designers infuse our decision-making criteria with the overarching goal of repairing the long-term health of our planet and protecting the people who will inhabit it long after we are gone. MT products are most exciting when looked at through the frameworks of Cradle to Cradle Design™ and Design for the Circular Economy™ which both embrace this worldview. The simplicity of the MT products allows for transparency …

Arup Group Publishes Building Guideline Based on William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle Design™ Framework

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is happy to share Arup Group’s Guideline for Building Services Design inspired by the Cradle to Cradle® Concept including a foreword from WM+P founder William McDonough. The Cradle to Cradle Design™ framework is the inspiration for all of our design, planning and consulting projects and we applaud Arup for developing this guide to serve as a resource for all. Read William McDonough’s foreword: The book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way …

Cradle to Cradle Design™ Momentum Continues at Park 20I20

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is pleased with the ongoing progress at Park 20|20, the first Cradle to Cradle Design™-inspired development in The Netherlands. On January 31, construction began on SHARE, our newest colorful addition and the park’s second multi-tenant Class A structure. The project is developed by Delta Development Group, who has championed and proven the idea that Cradle to Cradle Design can drive ecological regeneration and reinforce sustainability and economy as a foundation for innovation and …

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 …