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Victor Papanek’s Design for the Real World was published 40 years ago: Bill McDonough chimes in on why this book matters

Alice Rawsthorn has written an article for the International Herald Tribune and The New York Times in which she notes the 40th anniversary of architect/educator/writer Victor Papanek's Design for the Real World and describes the book's enduring influence. An excerpt-- In 1985 in his preface to the second edition of “Design for the Real World,” he [...]

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David Johnson speaks at clean energy event in Alaska

Last week, David Johnson, a partner at William McDonough + Partners, was the opening speaker at the third annual Clean Energy Business in Alaska conference, which was held in Anchorage. Senator Lisa Murkowski and Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell spoke on the same day, April 28. About the conference: Held annually, the Business of Clean Energy [...]

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Kira Gould presents NASA Sustainability Base at Regenerative Network event

William McDonough + Partners is an affiliate member of the U.S. Regenerative Network, a member organization for manufacturers; the network is the latest brainchild of sustainable design movement convener David Gottfried. (The network launched in April 2010.) On April 19, Kira Gould, director of communications with William McDonough + Partners, presented the NASA Sustainability Base project [...]

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Bill McDonough’s first TED talk continues to inspire

Back in 2005, Bill McDonough spoke at TED for the first time, and that presentation has been viewed thousands of times. In it, Bill talks about what has inspired him and gives a glimpse of the positive future that he envisions for the planet, even at a time when our species is understanding the proportions [...]

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Bill McDonough in Washington for USPS Go Green stamps launch

Bill McDonough was in Washington this week as the U.S. Postal Service launched their GoGreen postage stamps (which are Cradle to Cradle Certified as part of their ongoing sustainability program. From the USPS press release: The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Go Green stamps took place at Thurgood Marshall Academy Public Charter High School and adjoining [...]

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McDonough + Partners “Flow House” for Make It Right cited as precedent for new Passive House for NOLA Competition

We are honored that some of our work for Make It Right, including our duplex design, "Flow House" are being referenced as precedents in a new competition, entries for which are due in May. The Passive House for New Orleans Challenge-- According to Architecture 2030 and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the building sector consumes two-thirds [...]

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Bill McDonough featured in Designers Accord “Sustainability in 7” series

In their words-- "The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today's leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice. William McDonough needs no introduction for anyone with an interest in environmental design: he's been [...]

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Q&A with Bill McDonough in EcoStructure magazine’s March/April issue

Dave Macauley spoke to Bill McDonough for Eco-Structure, and Bill talked about the importance of encouraging human imagination, and the joy and determination in realizing spaces that connect people with their environments. Here's an excerpt-- "One of the things about our practice that has always inspired me is the trajectory of learning that each project represents. Working [...]

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Diane Dale, FASLA, tells Landscape Architecture magazine about a place that inspired her career

To celebrate April-- Landscape Architecture Month-- Landscape Architecture magazine asked 12 award-winning landscape architects to share stories about the places that inspired them at some point and stuck with them over time. Diane Dale, FASLA, who directs our firm's community design studio, was one of these 12 leaders, and her pick was Paley Park in [...]

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Bill McDonough at Fortune Brainstorm Green this week

This week, Bill McDonough will be a discussion leader in two panels at Fortune Brainstorm GREEN 2011 in Laguna Niguel, California. Today, the Urban Green panel will explore green urban planning from Vegas to urban gardens to unearth what's new and what's working. Bill will join discussants James Murren, CEO, MGM Resorts International and Laura [...]

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3XN Enters Innovative Cooperation with William McDonough + Partners

William McDonough + Partners is delighted to be collaborating with 3XN on bringing Cradle to Cradle design to the Green Solutions House on Bornholm Island, Denmark. Here's an excerpt from the Dexigner post about this announcement-- Green Solution House will be an innovative "Demonstratorium" facilitating the development and test of new green technologies on an international [...]

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Mother Nature Network taps McDonough and Cradle to Cradle as leading voices

Mother Nature Network, the world’s most-visited, for-profit environmental website, has named its Leading Voices in Sustainability, a select list of 30 of the most influential, environmentally-focused Twitter accounts. We're delighted to announce that the Cradle to Cradle world turns up in two places on this list: Cradle to Cradle and Bill McDonough's feed are both [...]

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