News

April 18: William McDonough Speaks at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day

William McDonough is set to announce a new design project at Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day.

Why do less when you can do better?

Last month, William McDonough was a guest of the UCLA Institute of Sustainability. This Q&A piece by student contributor Yazmine Mihojevich explores the roots of his work and how he’s applying these ideas today, as well as what he sees ahead. Read the full article: “William McDonough is focused on building a beneficial footprint“

Meadow Farm House is Architectural Record’s House of the Month

William McDonough + Partners worked with a passionate family and a committed team of consultants to create a new home in Northern California. A first look at professional photography of the home is featured as Architectural Record’s House of the Month, with a story by Deborah Snoonian Glenn, who talked with William McDonough about how he and his design team went about creating a house that is paradoxically dramatic and subtle … an elegant testament …

February 18: William McDonough speaks at UCLA

Updated: March 13, 2015 On February 18, 2015, at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, William McDonough will be giving a lecture, “Cradle to Cradle: Design for the Circular Economy,” part of the Oppenheim Lecture Series. Part of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, the Oppenheim Lecture Series was established by Patricia Oppenheim with her family in memory of Rudi Oppenheim. A flagship public program of the Institute, the group of world-class speakers part of the lecture series …

Davos meets the circular economy | The McDonough Conversations

In the latest installment of the The McDonough Conversations, William McDonough and Joel Makower discuss the major themes of the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos that took place last month, in a two part interview. Many programs that took place at Davos 2015 were related to Cradle to Cradle and the circular economy.  The number of sessions that discussed these themes compared to previous years has grown.  McDonough noted “Wasteless Supply Chains” as one of these. Peter Bakker, …

Bold Ideas from the World Economic Forum Davos

Climate change, human rights, health and inequality, were the major topics of discussion at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos. A strong emphasis was placed on the need for more solutions and ideas to counter these larger issues. As the WEF came to a close, participants were asked to share ideas based on the various sessions and forums held at Davos, specifically what are the real things they can do to help solve the world’s …

March 12: William McDonough keynote discusses material health

William McDonough will be the featured guest at the March 12 gathering in Chicago, hosted by HOK, AIA Chicago, USGBC and Shaw Contract Group. “Material Health: Authentic Transparency and Optimization,” is the title of McDonough’s special keynote presentation on March 12, 2015, in Chicago.  As a global sustainability leader and architect, McDonough will discuss why material health is about and that it is more than materials. In his presentation, McDonough will share insight on the following topics:: Origins of the Cradle to …

Now Open: UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

William McDonough + Partners teamed with Stantec (formerly Anshen+Allen) to design the new Medical Center at Mission Bay for University of California San Francisco (UCSF). “On Sunday, February 1, the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center officially opens an 878,000-sf, six-story complex at UCSF’s 60.2-acre Mission Bay research campus that includes three state-of-the-art hospitals with a total of 289 beds. Ten years in the planning, the new medical center started construction in December 2010. It …