Kevin Burke was one of three jurors for the architecture prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon The 2009 Solar Decathlon was held October 9 to 13 on the National Mall in DC, and challenged 20 student teams to design, build and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house.
On October 2nd, David Johnson participated in a session titled: “Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?” at West Coast Green.
Bill McDonough participated in “An Infrastructure Special Session: Building a Better Future – A Progress Report on Making It Right in New Orleans” at the 2009 fifth annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Diane Dale gave a keynote address on Cradle to Cradle last week at the 6th Conference on Roads and Regional Development in Sinaia, Romania. After this, she will present Cradle to Cradle principles and how they are being applied in the Netherlands at the national ASLA conference in Chicago: Regenerating Places and People.
Early this month, Kevin Burke spoke at the Cradle to Cradle conference that was part of Copenhagen’s Danish Design Week festivities, as did Michael Braungart.
Greenbridge, our mixed-use project in Chapel Hill, NC is featured in The National Building Museum’s Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture show which is currently touring. This show opened the academic year at Yale University, where it will be on view until October 15; it can also be seen now at the Virginia Center for Architecture in Richmond through November 29. Greenbridge is under construction and last month topped out.
On September 3rd, Mark Rylander presented the concept plan for the Milan Expo 2015 at a national press conference. See Video For more information on the vision for Milan Expo 2015, click Here
In August, we attended a celebratory groundbreaking for Sustainability Base, a collaborative support facility at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. “We have designed this project to go beyond Platinum” and set new benchmarks for federal and NASA facilities. “When we started the design of ‘Sustainability Base’ with NASA, we were inspired by the statement ‘as only NASA can’,” says Kevin Burke, our design partner on the project. “It was clear …