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Architects William McDonough + Partners and Universidad EAN Announce Project Legacy: Cradle to Cradle® Design Embraced in Colombia

Universidad EAN to infuse Cradle to Cradle thinking into curriculum in McDonough’s new building embodying the philosophy’s concepts.   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, September 06, 2017 – Aptly referred to as “Project Legacy,” the new 20,000 square meter academic building designed by lead architects William McDonough + Partners for Universidad EAN (UEAN) will embody the university’s dedication to environmental awareness at its home in the El Nogal district within the urban core of Bogotá. Outfitted with physical and biological …

William McDonough in Scientific American: Designing The City Of Tomorrow

Urban areas can improve the planet as well as people’s lives if they become much more resourceful with energy, water, food and minerals By William McDonough   In Brief To be sustainable, cities should be designed according to the circular principles of nature, including making maximum use of solar radiation and treating waste as a resource. Newly designed facilities are pioneering these principles, including Park 20|20 in the Netherlands and NASA’s Sustainability Base in California. “Positive cities” allow people to live and work in the same …

Plantronics Opens New Office in the Netherlands Purpose-Built to Showcase the Benefits and Best Practices Associated With ‘Smarter Working’

Advanced audio technologies and biophilic design elements complement the open, collaborative space; Sound Chamber and Sound Table featured in learning zone of Visitor Expo area HOOFDDORP, Netherlands, April 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today unveiled its new office in Hoofddorp, Netherlands that is designed to show how the right mix of acoustic expertise, state-of-the-art technology, and biophilic design, or design influenced by the natural world, can result in better employee …

William McDonough to Join Global Future Council on the Environment for Live Broadcast

On February 28 at 11a ET, William McDonough and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter will debut an interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world can respond more effectively to its water crisis. The event is hosted by the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on the Environment and Natural Resource Security. From his work globally with product design and influence to his work through his architecture firm William McDonough + Partners, McDonough continues …

William McDonough Receives Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at The World Economic Forum

The Circulars awards celebrate the success of trailblazers leading the way toward a prosperous circular economy. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — William McDonough has received the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The award recognizes leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of a prosperous and sustainable economy. In recognizing McDonough, the committee singled out his lifetime of visionary work, furthering innovation in design …

William McDonough Offers a New Language for Carbon

Speaking at Marrakech, McDonough says ‘Carbon not the enemy’: New language published in Nature recognizes carbon as asset   CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, November 14, 2016 – William McDonough, founder of William McDonough + Partners and McDonough Innovation and co-author of the seminal text of the sustainability movement Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, has proposed a new language of carbon that was published today in the scientific journal Nature. The new language recognizes the element carbon not …

William McDonough delivers keynote at SXSW Eco

This week at SXSW Eco in Austin, which began Monday, October 10, William McDonough delivered a Keynote address in which for the first time he presented a new concept called the Carbon Positive City. The Carbon Positive City aims to use carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to harness biological processes, build soil carbon, and work towards climate change reversal. By rapidly reducing the use of greenhouse gas producing fossil fuels and increasing the use of clean …

William McDonough + Partners & GXN Unveil Vision for a ‘Silicon Valley’ of Agriculture in Denmark

Leaders in Sustainable Innovation Team to Design Master Plan for Agro Food Park Copenhagen, DK/ 7 September 2016 – William McDonough + Partners AND GXN have teamed to develop a master plan for the Agro Food Park (AFP) near Aarhus, Denmark. The project aims to create a geographic hub for agricultural innovation; AFP will incorporate the benefits of urban density with the proximity of agricultural test fields in an open campus where academic and commercial businesses …