William McDonough, Principal
William McDonough + Partners
Charlottesville, VA

“Godfather of green” architecture / educator / Cradle to Cradle founder
Inspirational architect, visionary, and sustainability voice. Founding partner in internationally recognized design firm leading way in ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and planning. Principal in MBDC – creator of Cradle To Cradle philosophy, and certification program.

  • Award-winning architect
  • Dean of architecture school, Univ. if Virginia
  • Authored Cradle To Cradle and Design for Sustainability
  • Named “Hero for the Planet in 1999 by Time magazine.
  • Received Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, EPA’s Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, and National Design Award for exemplary achievement in environmental design.
  • Prime architectural program guide for New Orleans’ Make It Right Foundation global architectural team.