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Bill McDonough included in the Vanity Fair 100

Our founder, Bill McDonough, has been cited (#84) as one of this year’s Vanity Fair 100: The New Establishment. This is the magazine’s 16th annual ranking of the “New Establishment” list of the most influential people of the Information Age. See the full listhere and Bill’s page here. This is Bill’s third year on the list.

Make It Right featured in Oprah magazine

The Make It Right foundation’s efforts to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans is the subject of a major feature in Oprah magazine, which includes comments from William McDonough. William McDonough + Partners is a proud to be a core team member in the pro bono Make It Right project, which was founded by Brad Pitt in 2007. Our team, led by Katherine Grove, was charged with bringing a Cradle to Cradle framework …

Bill McDonough tells Forbes.com about our latest work

Bill McDonough recently sat down for a chat with Forbes.com editor, Kerry Dolan, to talk about some of the latest William McDonough + Partner projects, including the VMware Corporate Campus, completed last year, and the design for a new building for European pharmaceutical company, Ferrer, in Barcelona. Check out the video of that interview.

Kira Gould presents at the Commonwealth Club of California

Our director of communications, Kira Gould, who is also co-author of Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design, presented at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco on August 16, leading a panel about Women Changing the Way We Eat, which included Temra Costa, author of Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat; Nina Simons, co-founder/CEO of Bioneers/Cultural Heritage Institute; and Jesse Ziff Cool, cook, restaurant owner, cookbook author, and sustainable food advocate. …

David Johnson presents NASA Sustainability Base at AIA San Francisco

On August 10, architect and William McDonough + Partners leader David Johnson presented with Susan Ubbelohde of Loisos+Ubbelohde at the AIA San Francisco COTE forum on Net Zero buildings. They shared the design of the NASA Sustainability Base project at Ames Research Center (now under construction). William McDonough + Partners was design architect, working with architect of record AECOM, and with Loisos+Ubbelohde on daylight and energy analysis and design. For more about this facility, one …

NASA Sustainability Base featured on Autodesk site

William McDonough + Partners, AECOM, and Swinerton Builders use Autodesk software to help develop NASA Ames Research Center’s new Sustainability Base, one of the federal system’s greenest facilities. Autodesk story on BIM collaboration at NASA Sustainability Base project summary: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, conducts critical research and development for the space agency, with a primary focus on supercomputing, networking, …

McDonough + Partners directors present at DesignDC

This week, two of our architects, Alastair Reilly and Katherine Grove, who are both directors, gave presentations at DesignDC, the annual conference of the American Institute of Architects Washington DC chapter. Reilly presented “Designing a High-Performance Office Building for NASA Ames,” which focused on our NASA Sustainability Base project (which is under construction). Grove presented “Inspiring Students to Dream: American University’s School of International Service” with James Thompson of Quinn Evans Architects, our architect of …

Bill McDonough on Cradle to Cradle: a Q&A with Forbes.com

Our founder, Bill McDonough, recently spoke with Forbes Technology Editor Kerry Dolan about sustainability and the future, through the lens of the Cradle to Cradle thinking that Bill developed with German chemist Michael Braungart. Forbes.com Q&A