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David Johnson to attend GreenGov Supply Chain Summit in Chicago

Next Tuesday, David Johnson will attend the GreenGov Supply Chain Summit, hosted by the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the GSA in Chicago. The GreenGov Supply Chain Summit will convene Administration officials, executives from leading corporations and small businesses, and leaders from the nonprofit and state and local government communities to discuss how [...]

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Bill McDonough and the architecture firm featured in Western Art & Architecture story

You can see the full article here. And here's an excerpt-- In the mid-1980s, architect William McDonough was commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund to build a headquarters in New York whose construction materials were to be as non-toxic as technology would allow and whose signature traits would include energy efficiency. The 20,000-square-foot was a watershed [...]

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Bill McDonough to speak at Governors’ Global Climate Summit in California

Our founder will be kicking off the "Race to Action" session at Governor Schwarzenegger's third Governors' Global Climate Summit, which will be held at UC Davis. You can see the schedule of events here. Here's the approach-- The GGCS 3 promises compelling climate conversations from the top leaders of local, regional, national and international entities, as well [...]

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Cradle to Cradle mentioned in New York Times story about upcycling

A New York Times story about upcycling cites the Cradle to Cradle framework as developed by our founder, William McDonough, with Michael Braungart. Here's an excerpt: This is part of a broader effort to reduce waste by planning for a product’s potential recycling or reuse at the end of its life before it is even made, [...]

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Make It Right featured in new book: The Power of Pro Bono

We are delighted that Make It Right, the pro bono initiative in New Orleans that Bill McDonough and William McDonough + Partners have been involved with since its inception, is featured in John Cary's new book, The Power of Pro Bono, published by Metropolis Books. You can learn more about Make It Right here, check out [...]

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UCSF breaks ground on Medical Center at Mission Bay

“We are very proud of the role we had in this project,” says David Johnson, AIA, partner in William McDonough + Partners. “We were fortunate to join forces with Anshen+Allen, now part of Stantec Architecture, which has tremendous experience with evidence-based design in healthcare. We were honored to bring to that the Cradle to Cradle intelligence [...]

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Congratulations to our client, UCSF: tomorrow is the ground-breaking for the Medical Center at Mission Bay

We at William McDonough + Partners are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking for the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay on October 27. The Medical Center is hosting a community event—free and open to all, a perfect tribute to this large project dedicated to safe and healthy environments dedicated to healing and health and committed [...]

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Michael Braungart’s EPEA issues Cradle to Cradle Criteria for the Built Environment

William McDonough + Partners congratulates Michael Braungart, Douglas Mulhall, and EPEA for the publication of their new guide to Cradle to Cradle Criteria for the Built Environment. The architecture and community design teams at William McDonough + Partners are excited to be able to refer to this valuable document that clearly outlines much of the [...]

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Mark Rylander’s UVA class gets a special lesson on light

Mark Rylander, a Director with William McDonough + Partners, also teaches at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, as several of our associates do. (We love getting to know grad students this way, and keeping a foot in the academy is an important element of idea cross-pollination that is important for the field.) Last week, [...]

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Check out this in-depth interview with Diane Dale, our Director of community design

ASLA has profiled Diane Dale extensively in its latest "interview with" series, and the piece digs in to the Cradle to Cradle thinking that informs community design by William McDonough + Partners. Nice timing: Diane was inducted into the ASLA college of fellows this fall. The interview also includes Diane's perspective on several of the [...]

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Bill McDonough featured in Forbes.com video

On August 30, we told you about a Forbes.com video interview with Bill McDonough and the architecture work of William McDonough + Partners, specifically his thoughts about desining the ultimate office building. Now there's a new video from Forbes.com, with the rest of that interview, and in this one, Bill talks about the new Cradle to [...]

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