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Q&A with Bill McDonough in EcoStructure magazine’s March/April issue

Dave Macauley spoke to Bill McDonough for Eco-Structure, and Bill talked about the importance of encouraging human imagination, and the joy and determination in realizing spaces that connect people with their environments. Here’s an excerpt– “One of the things about our practice that has always inspired me is the trajectory of learning that each project represents. Working with NASA has been a special joy because they had lofty aspirations and were not afraid of my aspirations. They …

Diane Dale, FASLA, tells Landscape Architecture magazine about a place that inspired her career

To celebrate April– Landscape Architecture Month– Landscape Architecture magazine asked 12 award-winning landscape architects to share stories about the places that inspired them at some point and stuck with them over time. Diane Dale, FASLA, who directs our firm’s community design studio, was one of these 12 leaders, and her pick was Paley Park in New York City. You can see the issue of the magazine at this link; the story, “Back to the Source” …

Bill McDonough at Fortune Brainstorm Green this week

This week, Bill McDonough will be a discussion leader in two panels at Fortune Brainstorm GREEN 2011 in Laguna Niguel, California. Today, the Urban Green panel will explore green urban planning from Vegas to urban gardens to unearth what’s new and what’s working. Bill will join discussants James Murren, CEO, MGM Resorts International and Laura Turner Seydel, Trustee, Turner Foundation, Inc.; the moderator will be Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune. Tomorrow, a panel will …

3XN Enters Innovative Cooperation with William McDonough + Partners

William McDonough + Partners is delighted to be collaborating with 3XN on bringing Cradle to Cradle design to the Green Solutions House on Bornholm Island, Denmark. Here’s an excerpt from the Dexigner post about this announcement– Green Solution House will be an innovative “Demonstratorium” facilitating the development and test of new green technologies on an international scale. At the same time the building will function as a showcase in itself; designed according to the Cradle to …

Mother Nature Network taps McDonough and Cradle to Cradle as leading voices

Mother Nature Network, the world’s most-visited, for-profit environmental website, has named its Leading Voices in Sustainability, a select list of 30 of the most influential, environmentally-focused Twitter accounts. We’re delighted to announce that the Cradle to Cradle world turns up in two places on this list: Cradle to Cradle and Bill McDonough’s feed are both listed; Cradle to Cradle in the business category and Bill in the design category. You can see–and follow–all the Leading Voices …

Entrepreneur magazine story about upcycling cites Cradle to Cradle

Jennifer Wang writes in Entrepreneur magazine’s April issue about upcycling; her piece is called “One Man’s Trash.” Here’s an excerpt– “If you’re not up on the green lingo, the best way to think of upcycling is that it’s like a sexier, even greener version of recycling. When something is recycled (or ‘downcycled’), it’s broken down into something of lesser quality–a process that consumes energy. Upcycling adds value by transforming or reinventing an otherwise-disposable item into something of …

AU School of International Service receives LEED Gold Certification

Congratulations to the School of International Service team and to all the consultants on this great project. The School, which was dedicated last fall, has received its LEED Certification at the Gold level. This is a great achievement for the school, and we applaud the full team. Here’s a list of the firms and roles: William McDonough + Partners, Design Architect Quinn Evans | Architects, Architect of Record AU Office of the University Architect, Interior Designer Taylor Engineering, Design …

Diane Dale will speak at national ASLA conference

At this year’s national American Society of Landscape Architects, Diane Dale will join April Phillips and Jacob Voit on a panel: Food Cities: Designing Edible Landscapes for Urban Environments. The 21st century sustainable city requires the merging of urbanism with sustainable food systems. Edible landscapes are a movement in transition and sprouting up as a response to the slow food movement and living a greener lifestyle. These urban agricultural landscapes are fast becoming iconic media darlings …