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William McDonough + Partners named design architect for Green Coast Enterprise’s newest project, set to position New Orleans as green biz hub

We are proud to announce that the firm has been named design architect for Green Coast Enterprises’s and EcoPark’s The Building Block at North Carrollton in New Orleans, planned to be a hub for green business activity in the region. The design team also includes New Orleans-based Concordia, a firm with a reputation of progressive neighborhood planning and thoughtful community design, which will be architect of record for the project. Scheduled to open in 2012, …

Cradle to California: William McDonough to speak at the Commonwealth Club of California

On September 7, Bill McDonough will be a featured speaker of the Commonwealth Club’s CLIMATE ONE series: McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart started the Cradle to Cradle revolution in manufacturing and design. Now they want to drive that integrated thinking deeper into the heart of capitalism. How? By creating a startup in Silicon Valley. The Green Products Innovation Institute, which McDonough and Governor Schwarzenegger christened last spring, aims to transform the “making and consumption of …

Urban Green 2010 September 29-30 includes William McDonough keynote: early bird registration ends July 30

Urban Green is the U.S. Green Building Council’s New York chapter, and Urban Green Expo is the Northeast region’s premier green building trade conference. Bill McDonough is keynoting this year. Register by July 30 for early bird rates. http://urbangreenexpo.com/

William McDonough and the architecture firm cited in Design Intelligence Survey

Design Intelligence recently issued the 2010 edition of their annual Sustainable Design Survey, and we’re delighted to note that the firm is called out in the top five firms cited as role models of sustainable design, and our founder is at the top of the top-five list of individuals cited as role models of green and sustainable design. Role Models of Sustainable Design

President Obama speaks from new American U facility

On July 1, President Obama delivered a statement about immigration policy. His choice of venue? The new School of International Service building at American University in Washington, a project designed by William McDonough + Partners in collaboration with architect of record Quinn Evans Architects. The new facility recently hosted the annual Buckminster Fuller Institute gathering. The building opens officially for the fall semester.

Green Products Innovation Institute: check out the video

If you want a glimpse of the buzz at Google on May 20, when Bill McDonough launched the Green Products Innovation Institute, check out this video snapshot.

Cradle to Cradle excerpted in The Globalist

Has it been a while since you’ve read the book? Get a taste of the Cradle to Cradle philosophy at The Globalist: http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8521.

William McDonough & Cradle to Cradle in The New York Times

A recent New York Times story focuses on how green is good for business, and references the Cradle to Cradle concepts developed by Bill McDonough and Michael Braungart, as well as quoting them and referencing several clients that have worked with MBDC on product certification. Here’s an excerpt from the article: As companies move to reduce waste and analyze the components of their products, many are turning to outside consultants for help. Among the most prominent …