The McDonough Conversations: A ‘first contact’ team for the future

In the latest installment of the The McDonough Conversations,  Joel Makower is joined by William McDonough and Jack Hidary discuss their recent roundtable event in India. Excerpt: Hidary: India is an absolute flashpoint right now in terms of where the future is going. India is going from 300 million to 600 million smartphone users in the next three to four years, and is going from an all-cash economy to a digital economy in a very, very fast time. …

ICEhouse relocates to the Netherlands

The ‪ICEhouse™ (ICE = Innovation for the Circular Economy) was reassembled this week as a featured meeting location for the ‪Circular EXPO at The Valley, the Netherlands’ national hotspot for the ‪circular economy. The reusable building was first constructed and unveiled in Davos in January 2016 for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, where William McDonough is the Chair of the Meta-Council for the Circular Economy. After Davos, the building was disassembled and shipped to the Netherlands where it …

William McDonough + Partners Congratulates Hero MotoCorp on the Opening of the Hero Global Center for Innovation and Technology

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, March 10, 2016 – Hero MotoCorp Ltd (HMCL), the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheeled vehicles, proudly celebrated the opening of its research and development campus, designed by William McDonough + Partners. The project is Hero MotoCorp’s latest center for advanced research and development of Hero motorcycles. Hero MotoCorp’s strong environmental values and corporate principles are rendered visible to engineering staff and visitors alike through the innovative design of the campus. Located near Jaipur, India, …

March 10: William McDonough + Partners-designed Hero MotoCorp Facility Opens in Jaipur

On March 10, Hero MotoCorp will inaugurate and celebrate the grand opening of their latest factory for Hero MotoCorp — a major research and design facility in Jaipur, called the Hero Global Center for Innovation and Technology (HGCIT). William McDonough will be on hand at the ceremony, which is expected to be attended by a host of Indian dignitaries as well as the corporation’s leaders. This is the latest facility demonstrating a new kind of manufacturing …

William McDonough debuts ICEhouse™ in Davos

Architect and Sustainability Pioneer William McDonough has debuted ICEhouse™ (Innovation for the Circular Economy house) in Davos this week, as a place for those attending the World Economic Forum annual meeting to gather and discuss the future of Innovation for the Circular Economy.

NASA Sustainability Base featured in design for deconstruction story

The Oakland Museum of California announced a new public arts grant program. Instead of money, selected artists would receive steel.

Sustainability Base Featured on NPR

NASA Sustainability Base featured on NPR. Joe Palca interviews Steve Zornetzer, associate director, on the building design.

Cradle to Cradle: A Seminal Introduction to Sustainable Design

Adam Rome, a professor of history and English and the Unidel Helen Gouldner Chair for the Environment at the University of Delaware in Newark, recently published on article on, highlighting five books that first made sustainability a public issue in the 1960s and 1970s. He explains the books of this decade demonstrate that building a sustainable civilization is multidimensional. Rome stated that we cannot “advance in a straight line. We need to approach the goal from many …