NASA Sustainability Base wins another award

This project, a collaboration of William McDonough + Partners and AECOM and Loisos+Ubbelohde, has picked another award: it has been honored as Silicon Valley’s best green project, as a part of the Silicon Valley Business Times’ Structures Awards.

NASA Sustainability Base: winner of GSA Real Property Award for Green Innovation

U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Real Property Award in the category of Green Innovation has been announced for 2010, and it goes to the NASA Ames Research Center and their design team for NASA Sustainability Base, which is also aiming for LEED Platinum Certification. This project, a collaboration of NASA Ames Research Center, William McDonough + Partners, AECOM, Loisos + Ubbelohde, Swinerton Builders, is under construction now. Congratulations to NASA Ames and the inspiring leaders …

VMware is featured in story about Stanford Research Park

VMware’s corporate campus, designed by William McDonough + Partners with Form4 as architect of record, is a special place, and it’s part of a larger special place, the Stanford Research Park, that is a unique economic engine. Fast Company magazine notes that the Park will be 60 next year, and uses the occasion to peek into what has made this such a vibrant, thriving center for innovation. Here’s an excerpt: Just after World War II, Stanford University …

Park 20/20 Case Study goes live

As we’ve announced here previously, we were delighted that the Park 20/20 Master Plan, in Amsterdam, was honored with a national American Society of Landscape Architects award this year. William McDonough + Partners worked with Nelson Byrd Woltz on this project, for our client the Delta Development Group. We are pleased to be working with this organization, which has embraced Cradle to Cradle thinking in a deep way; they are seeking to be a leader …

David Johnson speaks at green building event in Singapore

Architect and William McDonough + Partners leader David Johnson speaks today in Singapore. The Singapore Green Building Council hosts the World Green Building Council’s World GBC International Congress, held in conjunction with the Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia 2010. From the event site: In line with the mission of the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) to propel Singapore’s building and construction industry towards environmental sustainability, SGBC is pleased to present the inaugural SGBC Green Building Conference …

Diane Dale, FASLA, talks about sustainable communities in DC

On Saturday, the firm’s Director of Community Design, Diane Dale, presented “Energy Strategies for Sustainable Communities” with Peter Sharratt, WSP Group at the American Society of Landscape Architect’s Annual Meeting in Washington DC. At this event, Dale was also inducted into the ASLA’s College of Fellows and she represented William McDonough + Partner in picking up an award for the Park 20/20 Master Plan.

NASA Sustainability Base featured on cover of The Registry

The September issue of the The Bay Area Real Estate Journal, The Registry, includes a feature about Sustainability Base, a project designed by William McDonough + Partners with architect of record AECOM. Under construction at Moffett Field right now by Swinerton Builders, the project was also recently annouced as a finalist in the 2010 Silicon Valley Structures Awards. See video and more at this NASA site.

Bill McDonough: 10 Things I’ve Learned

Check out Bill McDonough’s post on, part of their “10 Things I’ve Learned” series. An excerpt: “Over the last 10 years it has become profoundly clear to me, through the successes and failures that come with our inventive activity, that it is essential to have clients who are aligned with the deep nature of the undertaking of sustainability. Single-minded or prejudiced actors do not help create the territory and the projects where our sustainable …