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Cradle to Cradle mentioned in New York Times story about upcycling

A New York Times story about upcycling cites the Cradle to Cradle framework as developed by our founder, William McDonough, with Michael Braungart. Here’s an excerpt: This is part of a broader effort to reduce waste by planning for a product’s potential recycling or reuse at the end of its life before it is even made, a process known as “designing out waste.” A small but growing number of companies have begun thinking this way, and …

Make It Right featured in new book: The Power of Pro Bono

We are delighted that Make It Right, the pro bono initiative in New Orleans that Bill McDonough and William McDonough + Partners have been involved with since its inception, is featured in John Cary’s new book, The Power of Pro Bono, published by Metropolis Books. You can learn more about Make It Right here, check out our design for the Flow House Duplex for Make It Right here, and there will be a Power of Pro Bono blog …

UCSF breaks ground on Medical Center at Mission Bay

“We are very proud of the role we had in this project,” says David Johnson, AIA, partner in William McDonough + Partners. “We were fortunate to join forces with Anshen+Allen, now part of Stantec Architecture, which has tremendous experience with evidence-based design in healthcare. We were honored to bring to that the Cradle to Cradle intelligence that informs our practices and a deep understanding of biophilia.” Check out the GreenBiz.com story here. This unique blend of expertise …

Congratulations to our client, UCSF: tomorrow is the ground-breaking for the Medical Center at Mission Bay

We at William McDonough + Partners are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on October 27. The Medical Center is hosting a community event—free and open to all, a perfect tribute to this large project dedicated to safe and healthy environments dedicated to healing and health and committed to protecting the safety and health of the ecosystems and communities in which they will thrive. “We are very proud …

Michael Braungart’s EPEA issues Cradle to Cradle Criteria for the Built Environment

William McDonough + Partners congratulates Michael Braungart, Douglas Mulhall, and EPEA for the publication of their new guide to Cradle to Cradle Criteria for the Built Environment. The architecture and community design teams at William McDonough + Partners are excited to be able to refer to this valuable document that clearly outlines much of the work we seek to implement in our search for continuous improvement. We’re delighted that the rest of the professionals …

Mark Rylander’s UVA class gets a special lesson on light

Mark Rylander, a Director with William McDonough + Partners, also teaches at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, as several of our associates do. (We love getting to know grad students this way, and keeping a foot in the academy is an important element of idea cross-pollination that is important for the field.) Last week, he brought a guest speaker to his class (and our Charlottesville studio). Here’s an excerpt from a student’s blog about …

college students learning about journalism and the green economy visited our San Francisco office last spring…

read all about it in this Metropolis POV blog post, “Telling the Stories”

Check out this in-depth interview with Diane Dale, our Director of community design

ASLA has profiled Diane Dale extensively in its latest “interview with” series, and the piece digs in to the Cradle to Cradle thinking that informs community design by William McDonough + Partners. Nice timing: Diane was inducted into the ASLA college of fellows this fall. The interview also includes Diane’s perspective on several of the firm’s seminal community design and planning projects that she has been involved with and led, including Park 20/20 (which won …