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.
On October 8, Kristin Cory presented WM+P’s latest work to a class of Masters students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
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.
“Brad Pitt would seem 10 be a patron with money to burn. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Pitt phoned a number of architects he admired and asked for help with prototype houses for displaced Ninth Ward residents. There was a catch, though-no one would earn a cent. Cradle to Cradle eco evangelist William McDonough, who advised Pitt on ground rules for his Make It Right Foundation New Orleans. cited the often-overlooked component of the …
[img_assist|nid=310|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=307]We have been a part of the pro bono Make It Right efforts in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans since the program kicked off in 2007, and we’re gratified to expand our role from member of the core team to designer of the Flow House Duplex prototype, part of the latest round of designs. “Make It Right is proving that good design can be affordable,” says William McDonough, “and it is …
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.