William McDonough

William McDonough
Lynne Brubaker

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William McDonough

William McDonough is an architect and the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, Architecture and Community Design, based in Charlottesville, Virginia. From 1994 to 1999 he served as dean of the school of architecture at the University of Virginia. In 1999 Time magazine recognized him as a "Hero for the Planet," stating that "his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world." In 1996, he received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the highest environmental honor given by United States.


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William McDonough TED Talk

Watch this video to hear author and designer William McDonough speak on the wisdom of designing from Cradle to Cradle at a TED Conference. Green-minded architect and designer McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."

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The Upcycle

William McDonough and Michael Braungart; Foreword by President Bill Clinton
North Point Press

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle, we learn what’s next: The Upcycle The Upcycle is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Cradle to Cradle, one of the most...


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Cradle to Cradle

William McDonough and Michael Braungart
North Point Press

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other...


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