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William McDonough Lynne Brubaker

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Architect William McDonough is an architect and the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, an architecture and community design firm based in Charlottesville, Virginia; MBDC, a firm that assists companies in designing profitable and environmentally intelligent solutions; McDonough Innovation, where he is able to advise business and provide targeted ideas and strategic business solutions.
 
A highly regarded speaker and writer, William McDonough’s co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking The Way We Make Things has played an influential role in the sustainability movement.  McDonough partnered with Stanford University Libraries in 2012, on a “living archive” of his work and communications.  At the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Switzerland, McDonough participated as a leader, presenter and convener, and made sustainability a primary focus, for the first time at the WEF. 
 
 In 1999 Time magazine recognized him as a "Hero for the Planet," stating "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.  Additionally, in 2009, McDonough led the founding of the  Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to donate the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products P

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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

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

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Cradle to Cradle

William McDonough and Michael Braungart

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

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