William McDonough and the architecture firm cited in Design Intelligence Survey

Design Intelligence recently issued the 2010 edition of their annual Sustainable Design Survey, and we’re delighted to note that the firm is called out in the top five firms cited as role models of sustainable design, and our founder is at the top of the top-five list of individuals cited as role models of green and sustainable design. Role Models of Sustainable Design

President Obama speaks from new American U facility

On July 1, President Obama delivered a statement about immigration policy. His choice of venue? The new School of International Service building at American University in Washington, a project designed by William McDonough + Partners in collaboration with architect of record Quinn Evans Architects. The new facility recently hosted the annual Buckminster Fuller Institute gathering. The building opens officially for the fall semester.

Green Products Innovation Institute: check out the video

If you want a glimpse of the buzz at Google on May 20, when Bill McDonough launched the Green Products Innovation Institute, check out this video snapshot.

Cradle to Cradle excerpted in The Globalist

Has it been a while since you’ve read the book? Get a taste of the Cradle to Cradle philosophy at The Globalist:

William McDonough & Cradle to Cradle in The New York Times

A recent New York Times story focuses on how green is good for business, and references the Cradle to Cradle concepts developed by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart, as well as quoting them and referencing several clients that have worked with MBDC on product certification. Here’s an excerpt from the article: As companies move to reduce waste and analyze the components of their products, many are turning to outside consultants for help. Among the most prominent …

William McDonough + Partners on Innovative Home Design @ AIA Convention

The first week of June, at the AIA national convention in Miami, Jose Atienza presented William McDonough + Partners’ Make It Right Flow House duplex prototype as part of a panel on innovative home design; he was joined by Pam Campbell of Cook+Fox and Bradley Walters of the University of Florida.

Nasa’s Sustainability Base Featured in June California Constructor

“Four decades after the Apollo 11 Lunar Module Eagle made the first moon landing at a site dubbed “Tranquility Base,” Swinerton Builders is in the midst of constructing the “Sustainability Base” building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. – a structure designed to be the greenest building in the federal government’s portfolio to date.” Article here: 2010 June CA Constructor.pdf

William McDonough nominated for Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing

Both the Make It Right Foundation, with which William McDonough + Partners works closely, and William McDonough have been nominated to a list of 12 industry leaders being considered to receive the 2010 Hanley Award, which is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation, Hanley Wood Business Media and EcoHome magazine in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council, and comes with a significant grant. 2010 HANLEY AWARD NOMINEES Make It Right Foundation William McDonough, FAIA, Founder, William McDonough + …