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Spring 2008

VIEW FROM THE STUDIOS Kevin Burke, Partner and Director of Practice If any one statement captures The Netherlands’ embrace of Cradle to Cradle,”Let’s Cradle” is it. This phrase, synonymous with the name of a design conference in Maastricht in the fall of 2007, is a positive call to action in the one country that appears uniquely prepared to pursue a Cradle to Cradle transformation in how we make buildings and design cities. Michael Braungart, co-author of Cradle …

Winter 2008

Greenbridge Part of Green House Show Greenbridge, the mixed use project that’s under construction in Chapel Hill is part of the National Building Museum’s exhibit—Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design—which is featured at the Morris Museum in Morristown, New Jersey through May 4. Greenbridge has received attention for its eco-effective design strategies and broad thinking about quality of life, which includes providing much needed downtown living and retail opportunities. Greenbridge will include 98 …

Think Green: Metropolis covers William McDonough & his firms

They were–or should have been–strange rostrum-fellows: managers of textile firms, directors of factories, executives from the world’s largest automakers. These “eco-outlaws” shared the stage with America’s foremost green architect, William McDonough, and Dr. Michael Braungart, his radical German chemist counterpart, on the final day of a recent sustainability conference–lions of commerce lying down with eco-lambs. “This is what the twentieth century believed to be success in industry,” Tim O’Brien, director of environmental quality at Ford …