News

Greenbuild 2009

William McDonough + Partners is featured on two panels at Greenbuild 2009 this year: On November 13th, Kevin Burke was on a panel highlighting the innovation at NASA Sustainability Base, titled “Shooting the Moon: A High Performance Office Building for NASA Ames.” Other panelists included Susan Ubbelohde of Loisos+Ubbelohde, Simon Painter of AECOM, and moderator Steve Zornetzer of NASA. On November 11th, Katherine Grove moderated a panel entitled “Make It Right: A Performance Laboratory.” The panel consisted …

Katherine Grove presents at Tulane University

[img_assist|nid=332|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=70|height=61] On November 14, Katherine Grove participated in Tulane University’s School of Architecture Continuing Education Conference . She presented the firm’s work in a presentation titled “Cradle to Cradle Design for the Built Environment”.The Tulane School of Architecture Continuing Education Conference is designed to make continuing education credits available to Tulane School of Architecture alumni and the local architecture community, with a focus on sustainable design. Kathy currently directs the firm’s pro-bono involvement with the …

David Johnson presents at University of Arizona

[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 …

Kevin Burke speaks at AIA Pasadena

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.

Make It Right featured in The Atlantic magazine

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”.

David Johnson on KCBS radio’s The Real Story

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.

Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart speak at Club of Rome

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 HQ project featured in Metropolis

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.