SOURCE: McDonough + Partners

September 06, 2005 11:32 ET

William McDonough Environmental Architect, Design Expert Advances "Next Industrial Revolution" in Four California Speeches September 7-9, 2005

McDonough Opens Sierra Club National Convention September 9th in San Francisco

Speaks Earlier at Three Los Angeles Area Venues

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- International environmental architect/designer William McDonough -- champion of an earth-friendly next industrial revolution, recipient of three U.S. presidential awards, TIME Magazine "Hero for the Planet" and author of "Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things" -- will outline his vision for designing ecologically intelligent buildings and products in four key speeches in California on September 7th, 8th, and 9th.

News media should contact event sponsors to attend any of the speeches.

Wednesday, September 7th -- Burbank

6:15 PM reception - 7:00 PM speech -- McDonough details his ideas on Building Better Cities at Woodbury University. RSVP required. Contact: Rebecca Chamaa, 818-523-5720 or email

Thursday, September 8th -- Redondo Beach

9:00 AM -- McDonough delivers keynote address at the California Coastal Commission's Plastic Debris, Rivers to Sea conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel. Contact: Miriam Gordon, California Coastal Commission, 415-904-5215 or email

Thursday, September 8th -- Los Angeles

7:00 PM - McDonough explains his Cradle to Cradle Design Protocol which encourages business to design environmentally intelligent products.* In this appearance for the Los Angeles Library Foundation's Wired Magazine Icon Speaker Series, McDonough will be joined by magazine editor Thomas Goetz. Event is at the Central Library's/Mark Taper Auditorium. Reservations filled to capacity. To attend (press only) call Regina Su Mangum, 213-228-7268.

Friday, September 9th -- San Francisco

10:30 AM - McDonough delivers opening, "Master Speaker" address at Sierra Summit 2005: National Environmental Convention and Expo, Moscone Center Contact: Marianne Maw, Sierra Club, 415-977-5761 or email

*MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) has announced a new Cradle to Cradle Certification program; see, or

Recent news articles--

"In terms of transforming the planet, no designer is more important to watch now," Washington Post Design Critic Linda Hales.

McDonough's work is discussed in depth with Newsweek's Anne Underwood in the May 16, 2005 issue of Newsweek.

Contact Information

  • McDonough contacts:
    Kyle Copas
    434-979-1111 x342

    Katherine Christie