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 how he thinks about architecture and design (the way we make things).
Here’s an excerpt–
“I believe my architecture professors didn’t encourage us to engage in renewable energy. I thought they felt it was a flash in the pan and wasn’t core to their experience and thus to their teaching. But people as far back as Vitruvius talked of the relationship of the sun and architecture. I did what I wanted; my first independent project was a solar-heated home in Ireland. ”