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Bill McDonough will deliver a keynote address at Dwell on Design

On June 24 in Los Angeles, Bill McDonough will deliver a keynote address at Dwell magazine’s Dwell on Design conference. The lecture is called Cradle to Cradle and the Future of Dwelling and will include discussion of several of McDonough’s recent architectural initiatives, including NASA Sustainability Base, the new Ferrer office/lab building designed for Barcelona, the design for a new business school in Karachi, Pakistan, and a unique new single-family residence in California. For more on the …

Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart speak together on June 9; San Francisco mayor declares “Cradle to Cradle Day”

On June 9, Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart, the co-creators of the Cradle to Cradle design framework, appeared together in California for the first time in several years. They engaged in an on-stage dialogue as part of an event designed to celebrate the achievements of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which the pair co-founded in May 2010. You can see a short video from the event here. Recognizing the Institute and the speaking event, …

Dwell magazine features Q&A with William McDonough

William McDonough will deliver the Dwell on Design keynote on June 24 in Los Angeles. In anticipation, Dwell magazine is featuring a Q&A with Bill and writer Alissa Walker that begins this way– Next year, William McDonough’s revolutionary book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which he co-authored with Dr. Michael Braungart, will turn ten years old. During that decade McDonough has emerged as a leader of the sustainable design movement, both as an …

Architectural Record picks up recent NASA Sustainability Base article

Recently, we announced more media coverage for NASA Sustainability base, and now Architectural Record online has picked up that story, too. This latest article quotes Steven Zornetzer, Associate Center Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center– “Buildings of the future could actually produce more energy than they use and reverse the trend of being a big, sucking drain without compromising anything,” Zornetzer told the LA Times reporter. “This is the 21st century. You …

NASA Sustainability Base featured in Los Angeles Times

We are delighted that one of our latest collaborations with a high-aspiration client continues to get attention from the media. NASA Sustainability base has been covered in the Los Angeles Times. The article quotes Steven Zornetzer, Associate Center Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center– “Buildings of the future could actually produce more energy than they use and reverse the trend of being a big, sucking drain without compromising anything,” Zornetzer told the …

GreenSource blog documents sustainable thinking conference in Barcelona; Bill McDonough was one of the speakers

GreenSource editor Jane Kolleeny was in Barcelona last week for the Shape Sustainable Thinking Forum and Construmat. Bill McDonough was a speaker at the Forum, and he had some very good company– a virtual who’s who in leading voices in sustainable design from around the world! He had a chance to talk about one of the firm’s most exciting current projects, a laboratory/office facility for Ferrer Grupo near Barcelona, which is designed to include a …

Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart will speak together in San Francisco on June 9

For the first time in six years, Cradle to Cradle co-authors William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart will be together in California. They invite you to join them to celebrate the accomplishments of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and hear their thoughts on how to unlock the next Industrial Revolution. This gathering presents a rare opportunity to meet two of the environmental movement’s leading figures, hear their thoughts on the future of the world …

Another William McDonough + Partners project breaks ground: the Karachi School of Business & Leadership

We are thrilled to be working with the Dawood Foundation on the Karachi School for Business & Leadership in Pakistan. This newly established business school in Pakistan takes ethics as a generating theme for the educational curriculum. Consequently, the building was designed to reinforce the idea of integration between the human and natural environment; embodying concepts of environmental responsibility and sustainability. Located in an urban setting near other institutions of higher education, the building will be …