The new visitor’s center at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest has received the 2009 Lifecycle Building Challenge Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award is sponsored by the American Institute of Architects, West Coast Green, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and StopWaste.Org.
Mark Rylander co-presented with Tish Tablan of MBDC on Cradle to Cradle to the Middle Atlantic Regional Conference of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) on October 10th.
On October 8, Kristin Cory presented WM+P’s latest work to a class of Masters students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).
Kevin Burke was one of three jurors for the architecture prize in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2009 Solar Decathlon The 2009 Solar Decathlon was held October 9 to 13 on the National Mall in DC, and challenged 20 student teams to design, build and operate the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered house.
On October 2nd, David Johnson participated in a session titled: “Next Gen Design: Out of the Cradle, Now What?” at West Coast Green.
Bill McDonough participated in “An Infrastructure Special Session: Building a Better Future – A Progress Report on Making It Right in New Orleans” at the 2009 fifth annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative.
Diane Dale gave a keynote address on Cradle to Cradle last week at the 6th Conference on Roads and Regional Development in Sinaia, Romania. After this, she will present Cradle to Cradle principles and how they are being applied in the Netherlands at the national ASLA conference in Chicago: Regenerating Places and People.
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.