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American University School of International Service featured in Architect’s Newspaper

Issue 20 of the Architect’s Newspaper (the Eastern edition) features the new American University School of International Services building, which was dedicated in September, an event at which Bill McDonough spoke. Katherine Grove is quoted in the article (not online at this time). We congratulate our client on the completion of this project and salute the tenure of outgoing Dean Louis Goodman. He and his talented faculty cultivated a special vision for the school and …

William McDonough talks to Inhabitat about the broadening potential of Cradle to Cradle

At Greenbuild in November, our founder, William McDonough, talked with Andrew Michler of Inhabitat about Cradle to Cradle as a philosophy and how being less bad is not being more good. This simple part of the thinking that he and Michael Braungart developed is gaining traction in many sectors–a real cause for optimism, McDonough says. You can see the full interview here, and it was also picked up in the Huffington Post.

December 2010

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE, MORE GOOD, AND TRACTION We are inspired by a wave of momentum around the country and the world. We see traction toward Cradle to Cradle gaining among individuals, companies, non-profits, cities, regions, and even countries. We are engaging in dozens of new relationships right now with groups of all sizes, and what they have in common, it seems, is a new understanding of and openness to Cradle to Cradle thinking. Cradle to Cradle is …

Climate One TV films at NASA Sustainability Base

David Johnson, partner at William McDonough + Partners, joined our client, Steve Zornetzer, Associate Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center, for a tour of the under-construction NASA Sustainability Base today with Climate One TV, which will include the footage in upcoming broadcasts. NASA Sustainability Base is an important new project; we are very proud of our work on this project with the client and with collaborators AECOM and Loisos+Ubbelohde, among others. The …

William McDonough and Michael Braungart on the factory of the future

Seen and heard in November: An EU meeting on the Factory of the Future. During this well attended seminar Michael Braungart, cofounder of the Cradle to Cradle principles, introduced the attendees to concrete industrial projects in Europe and made them familiar with all of the C2C aspects this type of industry had to deal with. William McDonough participated in the event through web conferencing and talked to the audience about the William McDonough + Partners work …

Katherine Grove a featured speaker at EcoBuild

Katherine Grove, a director at William McDonough + Partners, spoke on December 7 at Ecobuild in Washington DC on the topic of “Cradle to Cradle as a Framework for Design.” Joining her at the podium was Richard Maimon of Kieran Timberlake. They spoke about Make It Right, the Lower 9th Ward redevelopment effort in New Orleans, in which William McDonough + Partners is a core partner and pro bono contributor. Both firms have designed …

ASLA opens calls for entry; Diane Dale will be juror for national student awards program

ASLA has released its 2011 professional and student awards call for entries. Award recipients receive featured coverage in the October issue of Landscape Architecture magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and student advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in San Diego, October 30 – November 2, 2011. The award winning projects will be featured in …

William McDonough featured in New York Times

Sunday, November 28th’s edition of The New York Times included a “The Boss” column profiling William McDonough. This profile offers some thoughts from our founder about some of his early experiences that made him who he is and shaped his views about how humans relate to our place, including some formative moments that wound up shaping how he thinks about architecture and design (the way we make things). Here’s an excerpt– “I believe my architecture professors …