William McDonough

Renowned Architect and Sustainable Development Expert

  • William McDonough`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects William McDonough`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

  • William McDonough`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects William McDonough`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Virginia, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Uncovering Value: The Links Between Environmental and Financial Performance

Redesigning Real estate: Building for Sustainable Prosperity

About Keynote Speaker William McDonough

William McDonough’s Key Accomplishments Include . . . 
William McDonough is a world-renowned architect, designer, speaker and winner of three U.S. presidential awards: the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the nation’s highest environmental honor, the National Design Award (2004); and the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003). Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet” in 1999, stating that “his utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world.”

William McDonough is one of the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners call ‘The Next Industrial Revolution.’ Time Magazine again recognized Mr. McDonough and Michael Braungart as “Heroes of the Environment” in October 2007. Also in 2007, Mr. McDonough was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

William McDonough’s leadership in sustainable development is recognized widely, both in the U.S. and internationally, and he has written and lectured extensively on his design philosophy and practice. William McDonough and Michael Braungart co-authored the book Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which maps the lineaments of a new design paradigm, offering practical steps on how to innovate within today’s economic environment. Part social history, part green business primer, part design manual, the book makes plain that the re-invention of human industry is not only within our grasp, it is our best hope for a future of sustaining prosperity. In 1991, William McDonough was commissioned to write The Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability as guidelines for the City of Hannover’s EXPO 2000.

More About William McDonough . . .
William McDonough is the founding principal of an internationally recognized design firm practicing ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and planning in the U.S. and abroad. He is also principal of a product and systems development firm assisting prominent client companies in designing profitable and environmentally intelligent solutions. Mr. McDonough is an Alumni Research Professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and Consulting Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. William McDonough also serves as U.S. Chairman and member of the Board of Councilors of the China-U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. He is part of the Management Committee of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Business & The Environment Programme at Cambridge University. From 1994-1999, William McDonough was the Edward E. Elson Professor of Architecture and Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia.

William McDonough is acclaimed for his creative and effective building designs; he is also recognized as the world leader in the field of ecologically intelligent architecture. Mr. McDonough believes firmly in minimizing human impact on the environment by modeling design on the elegance and efficiency of natural systems. Through this approach, William McDonough has produced numerous environmentally friendly, economically responsible buildings for corporate, commercial, institutional, and residential clients.

Testimonials

“William McDonough’s “utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world.”

Time Magazine

 

“A must for all – consumers, educators, health professionals, business and government leaders… McDonough offers a practical vision and gives us hope for a future that is safe for our grandchildren.”

Polly Walker, MD, MPH

Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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