[img_assist|nid=362|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=70|height=61]On November 10, David Johnson presented “Cradle to Cradle Design in Practice” to the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona. David Johnson, Director of William McDonough + Partners’ West Coast studio, is an accomplished designer with 20 years experience; for the past three years, he has led the firm’s Cradle to Cradle design and planning work for projects including the UCSF Medical Center, Treasure Island Sustainability Guidelines and PG&E’s Sustainable Community …
On November 7, Kevin Burke participated in a panel entitled Future Growth, Technology and Sustainability in Pasadena, hosted by AIA Pasadena. Kevin Burke, Director of Practice, was lead designer of the Fuller Theological Center Worship Center.
The November 2009 edition of The Atlantic magazine features Make It Right in an article titled Houses of the Future. The author highlights that we may be experiencing a defining moment “…with notions of modern design, advances in green materials, and the technical imperatives of sustainability all converging toward a great leap in urban architecture”.
On November 2nd, David Johnson discussed Cradle to Cradle in a podcast with Colleen Edwards of The Real Story on KCBS Radio. The Real Story is a news organization dedicated to news, commentary and tips on how to navigate through the complexities of real estate.
On October 27th, Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart presented at a plenary session entitled “The Power of Optimism and New Models” at the Club of Rome Global Assembly 2009. This annual event highlights food production, resource depletion, population, pollution, energy, poverty and the global economy.
Nike European Headquarters project is featured in Metropolis magazine article entitled, “Parking Outside the Box”. The author points out that “Lots of otherwise unsightly garages have been concealed underground, but perhaps none with as much panache as the parking for Nike’s European Headquarters, where the campus’s central lawn acts as a green roof for below-grade parking.” Click here for link to full article.
The new visitor’s center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has received the 2009 Lifecycle Building Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, West Coast Green, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and StopWaste.Org.
Mark Rylander co-presented with Tish Tablan of MBDC on Cradle to Cradle to the Middle Atlantic Regional Conference of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) on October 10th.