William McDonough participates in the World Economic Forum’s Summit on the Global Agenda

For the second consecutive year, the World Economic Forum and the Government of Dubai hosted the Summit on the Global Agenda 2009 from 20 to 22 November 2009. The Summit brought together over 700 council members of the most innovative and relevant minds from over 90 countries – leaders from academia, business, government and civil society – to address some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda. “Dubai provides the most convenient environment …

Fall 2009

Our Latest Project Breaks Ground: NASA’s Sustainability Base Last month, 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 …

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.

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.