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William McDonough quoted in Entrepreneur.com story about upcycling

Our founder is quoted in a recent Entrepreneur.com article: “Upcycling Becomes a Treasure Trove for Green Business Ideas: Forget recycling. Reusing materials discarded in the manufacturing process is a growing force behind a fresh new industry.” Some excerpts– If you’re not up on the green lingo, the best way to think of upcycling is that it’s like a sexier, even greener version of recycling. When something is recycled (or “downcycled”), it’s broken down into something of lesser …

AIA California Council awards UCSF Medical Center with Client Achievement Honor Award

Congratulations to University of California San Francisco Medical Center leaders. The American Institute of Architects California Council has honored UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital with a Client Achievement Honor Award. We are so proud to have had a chance to work with UCSF on the design of these facilities, which are now under construction under the supervision of our architecture partners, Stantec, and DPR Construction. We are fortunate in our practice to …

David Johnson and Kira Gould will speak at the AIA national convention in June in Denver

Managing partner David Johnson, AIA, and director of communications Kira Gould, LEED AP, Assoc. AIA, will speak at the 2013 AIA national convention in Denver. On June 21 Johnson and Gould will speak, along with NASA Ames Research Center Associate Director Steven Zornetzer and Stacy Glass, the Executive in Residence, Building Products, at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, about Cradle to Cradle inspired design at the product, building, and community/development scale. On June …

The Rise of Living Architecture: new book features Ford Rouge

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has a new book out, and William McDonough, Roger Schickedantz, and the Ford Rouge project are featured… The Rise of Living Architecture Commemorative Edition celebrates the contribution of more than 50 leading experts to the development of the green roof and wall industry over the past decade. Leadership profiles are drawn from a wide range of business, academia, policy and design professionals. These extraordinary individuals share their greatest accomplishments and views …

San Francisco Chronicle reports on upcoming Cradle to Cradle events

The San Francisco Chronicle’s Leah Garchik mentioned the upcoming gala honoring William McDonough in her column on October 3– “A shiny array of celebrities is headed here for a Nov. 14 Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute dinner at the Bently Reserve. Susan Sarandon hosts and Meryl Streep will introduce honoree Bill McDonough, an international architect and environmental advocate, co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle certification system for environmentally beneficial products. The event takes place during …

Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will join San Francisco gala honoring William McDonough

Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will headeadline the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Gala honoring Cradle to Cradle® co-creator William McDonough in November in San Francisco. World leaders in design, innovation, technology, and manufacturing will gather on November 14 to honor McDonough and support the nonprofit sustainable growth certification organization, the Institute, which was founded by McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart. The event will celebrate McDonough’s contributions to the sustainable growth (including the Hannover …

William McDonough will do the closing plenary at Greenbuild in San Francisco

Will you be in San Francisco for the U.S. Green Building Council’s Greenbuild Expo this November? We hope to see you there. Our founder, William McDonough, will close the conference on Friday, along with gaming expert Jane McGonigal and Scot Horst, senior VP, LEED/USGBC. Bill will have special guests with him (we’ll announce these soon!) and will be talking about Healthy Design as a Human Right. You can learn more at this site.

Cradle to Cradle, the book, was published 10 years ago…

And it’s still being reviewed. Here’s a new online review of the book… see the link here. And here’s an excerpt: If you’re one of those who like to imagine elegant solutions to the world’s ills, especially when they transcend or obliterate old dichotomies, you’ll love William McDonough and Michael Braungart’s “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” (North Point Press, 2002). Architect McDonough and chemist Braungart envision a world where we’ve eliminated the concept of …