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 with NASA has been a special joy because they had lofty aspirations and were not afraid of my aspirations. They wanted the first spaceship for Earth. Why not? I said that it should be a healthy and safe workplace that demonstrated what a positive human footprint could be. Why not? The project is designed to be energy positive, meaning that it will produce more energy than it needs to operate. That’s something that we started working on at Oberlin with David Orr, and that project is consistently producing 13 percent more energy than it uses.”