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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 …

William McDonough in Scientific American: Designing The City Of Tomorrow

Urban areas can improve the planet as well as people’s lives if they become much more resourceful with energy, water, food and minerals By William McDonough   In Brief To be sustainable, cities should be designed according to the circular principles of nature, including making maximum use of solar radiation and treating waste as a resource. Newly designed facilities are pioneering these principles, including Park 20|20 in the Netherlands and NASA’s Sustainability Base in California. “Positive cities” allow people to live and work in the same …

Plantronics Opens New Office in the Netherlands Purpose-Built to Showcase the Benefits and Best Practices Associated With ‘Smarter Working’

Advanced audio technologies and biophilic design elements complement the open, collaborative space; Sound Chamber and Sound Table featured in learning zone of Visitor Expo area HOOFDDORP, Netherlands, April 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today unveiled its new office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands that is designed to show how the right mix of acoustic expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and biophilic design, or design influenced by the natural world, can result in better employee …

William McDonough to Join Global Future Council on the Environment for Live Broadcast

On February 28 at 11a ET, William McDonough and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter will debut an interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world can respond more effectively to its water crisis. The event is hosted by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Environment and Natural Resource Security. From his work globally with product design and influence to his work through his architecture firm William McDonough + Partners, McDonough continues …

William McDonough Receives Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at The World Economic Forum

The Circulars awards celebrate the success of trailblazers leading the way toward a prosperous circular economy. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — William McDonough has received the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The award recognizes leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of a prosperous and sustainable economy. In recognizing McDonough, the committee singled out his lifetime of visionary work, furthering innovation in design …