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 …
We have a new studio in the family. We’ve been working in Europe for years, and have seen opportunities there increase, as enthusiasm for Cradle to CradleSM has grown, especially in the Netherlands. No surprise that our EU home base is now in Amsterdam, in the country where some of our highest ambition Cradle to Cradle work is currently taking place. “We are thrilled to have a Netherlands studio as our European hub,” says Bill …
We have the great privilege to be involved in the planning and design for Milan’s Expo 2015-along with Herzog & De Meuron, Boeri Studio, Richard Burdett (with London School of Economics), and Joan Busquets (from Barcelona)-which will address the theme “Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life.” This universal topic is central to sustainability.
The Design Intelligence 2009 Sustainable Design Survey draws data from architecture and design firms throughout the United States, and findings included individuals and organizations that architects cite as role models of green and sustainable design. We are delighted to find our firm in the top five firms, and our founder, Bill McDonough, as number one in the individual category.
Bill McDonough and Stephan Dolezalek of VantagePoint Venture Partners recently contributed an article entitled “The Carbon free Opportunity” for the McKinsey Quarterly–a dialog on the future of oil as a strategic commodity compared to renewable sources of energy.