William McDonough, internationally acclaimed sustainability designer
and architect, will be in the Bay Area on November 14 and 15, 2001
William McDonough, FAIA
William McDonough is an internationally respected designer and one of
the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners call
âThe Next Industrial Revolution.â? Time Magazine recently
recognized him as a âHero for the Planetâ?, stating that âhis
utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that â in
demonstrable and practical ways â is changing the design of the
world.â? His ideas and efforts were also honored when, in 1996, he
received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the
nationâs highest environmental honor.
Mr. McDonough is founding principal of William McDonough + Partners,
Architects and Planners, a globally recognized design firm practicing
ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and
community design in the U.S. and abroad. The firm has been a leader
in the sustainable development movement since 1977. Their design
of the Environmental Defense Fund offices, completed in 1985, helped
launch the âgreen buildingâ movement. Mr. McDonough and his team
are now working to transform the Ford Motor Companyâs Detroit
area River Rouge factory into a sustainable building complex.
Recent award-winning projects for Gap Inc., Nike, Herman Miller,
and Oberlin College have set new standards for design quality,
environmental sensitivity, and functional effectiveness.
Mr. McDonough is a professor of Architecture at the University of
Virginia. He is also the former Dean of Architecture. In addition, he
is the founder and creative director, Institute for Sustainable
Design and Commerce, Darden Graduate School of Business
Administration at the University of Virginia.
Mr. McDonough will offer the following presentations - all of which
are open to the public.
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
2:00 - 3:30 pm
Palo Alto City Hall - Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Admission is free and reservations are not needed.
For more information contact: Amy Vossbrinck
Wednesday, November 14, 2001
7:30 - 9:30 pm
Teaching Center at the Science & Engineering Quad (TCSEQ200)
370 Serra Mall - Stanford Campus
$10 students $5 seniors
For tickets and directions please call the Foundation for Global
Community 650-328-7756 and ask for Carolyn Morris or Dilma Coleman.
Thursday, November 15, 2001
7:30 - 9:00 am breakfast, presentation and questions
9:00 - 10:00 am open discussion
Stanford Faculty Club
Main Dining Room
$40 includes breakfast.
To reserve your place: Please contact Amy Vossbrinck at the
Foundation for Global Community 650-328-7756 or
Mr. McDonough's presentations are co-sponsored by: City of Palo Alto,
Foundation for Global Community, Sustainable Business Institute,
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network, Pacific Industrial
Business Association, World Business Academy, Silicon Valley
Manufacturing Group, Ohlone Farm, Stoecker & Northway Architects,
Inc., Acterra Business Environmental Network, Advisory Panel on
Investment Responsibility (APRI), Earth Systems Program,
Environmental Management Club of the Graduate School of Business,
Futurists Club, Program on Urban Studies, Stanford Environmental
Representatives, Students for Environmental Action at Stanford
(SEAS), ECO.NOMY, BKF Engineers, and Palo Alto Hardware.