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William McDonough + Partners Break Ground on Mass Timber Headquarters for Apex Clean Energy

The office’s foundation is based on WM+P founder William McDonough’s original aspiration of designing buildings like trees, leading the structure to draw on natural energy flows from the sun.

Fortune Magazine Recognizes William McDonough + Partners’ Founder as One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is pleased to share that William McDonough was named in Fortune Magazine’s sixth annual list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders. Fortune listed McDonough amongst 49 other leaders who are “transforming the world and inspiring others to do the same.” Fortune recognized McDonough in part because of the pioneering designs he led at WM+P: “Green” architecture arguably went mainstream thanks to McDonough, whose firms designed eco-friendly campuses for such giants as …

William McDonough + Partners and HITT Contracting Officially Open New Innovative Co|Lab Building

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) joined HITT Contracting today at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the official opening of the leading general contractor’s Co|Lab, a new space dedicated to researching and testing emerging materials and technology. The structure, designed by WM+P, features a Glu-Lam and Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) structure, is the first CLT structure in Virginia and the first commercial Mass Timber building in the D.C. metro area. In addition to the Mass Timber structure, which …

Arup Group Publishes Building Guideline Based on William McDonough’s Cradle to Cradle Design™ Framework

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is happy to share Arup Group’s Guideline for Building Services Design inspired by the Cradle to Cradle® Concept including a foreword from WM+P founder William McDonough. The Cradle to Cradle Design™ framework is the inspiration for all of our design, planning and consulting projects and we applaud Arup for developing this guide to serve as a resource for all. Read William McDonough’s foreword: The book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way …

Benefits of Mass Timber and Cross-Laminated Timber

As the 21st century matures, it is imperative that designers infuse our decision-making criteria with the overarching goal of repairing the long-term health of our planet and protecting the people who will inhabit it long after we are gone. MT products are most exciting when looked at through the frameworks of Cradle to Cradle Design™ and Design for the Circular Economy™ which both embrace this worldview. The simplicity of the MT products allows for transparency …

Cradle to Cradle Design™ Momentum Continues at Park 20I20

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is pleased with the ongoing progress at Park 20|20, the first Cradle to Cradle Design™-inspired development in The Netherlands. On January 31, construction began on SHARE, our newest colorful addition and the park’s second multi-tenant Class A structure. The project is developed by Delta Development Group, who has championed and proven the idea that Cradle to Cradle Design can drive ecological regeneration and reinforce sustainability and economy as a foundation for innovation and …

William McDonough + Partners’ Design for NASA Chosen for AIA Virginia Award

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is celebrating its Honorable Mention Award from AIA Virginia for our design for NASA Sustainability Base. The award for “the first space station on Earth” will officially be presented on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. NASA Sustainability Base, located inside the Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, is named for the first off-planet human outpost on the moon, Tranquility Base. Designed to become “native to …

William McDonough + Partners’ Design for Method and Gotham Greens chosen for Green Roofs For Healthy Cities Award

William McDonough + Partners (WM+P) is pleased to announce its recent Special Recognition Award from Green Roofs For Healthy Cities (GRHC) for its design of The South Side Soapbox. The award will officially be presented on September 27 during GRHC’s CitiesAlive conference in New York City and recognizes the integration of Gotham Greens’ rooftop greenhouse with Method’s high-performance, urban factory. Method’s manufacturing facility, located in the historic Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, is positioned in …