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San Francisco Mixed Use Project Gets Key Approval

The San Francisco Planning Commission has unanimously approved Prado Group’s 82-unit condominium project at 2001 Market St., a development which will include a Whole Foods on the ground floor. William McDonough + Partners led the schematic design and master plan, in collaboration with architect of record BAR Architects, for this mixed-use residential and retail project [...]

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American University School of International Service featured in Architect’s Newspaper

Issue 20 of the Architect's Newspaper (the Eastern edition) features the new American University School of International Services building, which was dedicated in September, an event at which Bill McDonough spoke. Katherine Grove is quoted in the article (not online at this time). We congratulate our client on the completion of this project and salute [...]

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William McDonough talks to Inhabitat about the broadening potential of Cradle to Cradle

At Greenbuild in November, our founder, William McDonough, talked with Andrew Michler of Inhabitat about Cradle to Cradle as a philosophy and how being less bad is not being more good. This simple part of the thinking that he and Michael Braungart developed is gaining traction in many sectors--a real cause for optimism, McDonough says. [...]

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December 2010

CELEBRATING ABUNDANCE, MORE GOOD, AND TRACTION We are inspired by a wave of momentum around the country and the world. We see traction toward Cradle to Cradle gaining among individuals, companies, non-profits, cities, regions, and even countries. We are engaging in dozens of new relationships right now with groups of all sizes, and what they […]

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Climate One TV films at NASA Sustainability Base

David Johnson, partner at William McDonough + Partners, joined our client, Steve Zornetzer, Associate Director for Institution and Research at NASA Ames Research Center, for a tour of the under-construction NASA Sustainability Base today with Climate One TV, which will include the footage in upcoming broadcasts. NASA Sustainability Base is an important new project; we are [...]

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William McDonough and Michael Braungart on the factory of the future

Seen and heard in November: An EU meeting on the Factory of the Future. During this well attended seminar Michael Braungart, cofounder of the Cradle to Cradle principles, introduced the attendees to concrete industrial projects in Europe and made them familiar with all of the C2C aspects this type of industry had to deal with. William [...]

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Katherine Grove a featured speaker at EcoBuild

Katherine Grove, a director at William McDonough + Partners, spoke on December 7 at Ecobuild in Washington DC on the topic of "Cradle to Cradle as a Framework for Design." Joining her at the podium was Richard Maimon of Kieran Timberlake. They spoke about Make It Right, the Lower 9th Ward redevelopment effort in [...]

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ASLA opens calls for entry; Diane Dale will be juror for national student awards program

ASLA has released its 2011 professional and student awards call for entries. Award recipients receive featured coverage in the October issue of Landscape Architecture magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media. Award recipients, their clients, and student advisors will be honored at the awards presentation ceremony during the ASLA Annual [...]

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William McDonough featured in New York Times

Sunday, November 28th's edition of The New York Times included a "The Boss" column profiling William McDonough. This profile offers some thoughts from our founder about some of his early experiences that made him who he is and shaped his views about how humans relate to our place, including some formative moments that wound up shaping [...]

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Check out this video interview of William McDonough at the Governor’s Global Climate Summit

Last week, William McDonough spent two days with Governor Schwarzenegger and dozens of subnational leaders from all over the world to talk about moving towards clean energy and a green economy, among other things. You can see the Hub Culture video interview with McDonough on site at UC Davis, which hosted the third and final [...]

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New video out following the Oberlin 10 Year celebration

In October, Bill McDonough went to Oberlin to celebration the 10 year anniversary of the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies-- one of the earliest test cases of Bill and the firm's ideas about "a building like a tree." Now, the Center has released a video about the project. It really captures what a [...]

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Bill McDonough spoke today at Governor’s Global Climate Summit 3

Today is the first day of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's third Governor's Global Climate Summit, being hosted at UC Davis. Bill McDonough kicked off this afternoon's Race to Green Action panel with a keynote speech: "Renewably Powering the World: A Cradle to Cradle Vision." This is a two-day summit that includes several governors and many other [...]

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