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Archiculture Interviews: Bill McDonough

"What I'm trying to look at is how do we make humans supportive of a natural world, in the way that the natural world is supportive of us?" In the latest installment of Arbuckle Industries' Archiculture interviews, architect, educator, environmentalist, and author Bill McDonough discusses some of the challenges and themes he has seen in our built environment. He focuses on environmentalism in architecture through the lens of carbon neutrality and the problems with that principle. He goes on to address some of his solutions, including a Cradle to Cradle design approach which changes the way environmental problems are tackled.

William McDonough Designs Ultra "Clean" Manufacturing Facility for Method

William McDonough + Partners has been selected to design Method’s first U.S. manufacturing facility on a brownfield site in Chicago’s historic Pullman community. The company, known for producing environmentally conscious cleaning products, commissioned McDonough to design an ultra clean, LEED Platinum facility constructed from Cradle to Cradle Certified materials and powered entirely by renewable energy. 

NASA Sustainability Base / William McDonough + Partners and AECOM

  • Architects: William McDonough + Partners and AECOM
  • Location: Moffett Field, California
  • Architect of Record / Landscape Architect of Record / MEP / Structural / Civil Engineering: AECOM
  • Landscape Architect: Siteworks Studio
  • Daylighting / Lighting / Energy Consultant: Loisos + Ubbelohde
  • Materials Assessment: McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
  • Client: NASA Ames Research Center
  • Program: Office Building
  • General Contractor: Swinerton Builders
  • Area: 50000.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: William McDonough + Partners

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