William McDonough + Partners is a design firm of architects, planners, and support staff. In 1994, the practice was relocated from New York to Charlottesville when William McDonough was named dean of the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture. From the Charlottesville studio, the firm established a leading role in sustainable design through a diverse range of notable projects. In 2006, we opened a studio in San Francisco, California to strengthen our solid presence in the Bay Area. These studios work seamlessly together and collaborate closely with clients throughout the United States and around the world. We utilize video conferencing and multiple real-time meeting software to support these intimate collaborations throughout the life of our projects.
We recently completed a design for a new office and lab tower in Barcelona for Ferrer Grupo, and their chairman, Sergi Ferrer-Salat, has this to say of the experience: "The William McDonough + Partners team exceeded our expectation by designing a project that will embody our values and express our mission. This is iconic architecture with meaning—the project will be a catalytic driver of market and social change and represent the highest levels of Cradle to Cradle® thinking at all scales. We wanted this laboratory tower to embody ‘human-centered’ and ‘inspired by nature,’ and the design team took this goal seriously and made good on it in terms of the building’s footprint, form, and systems."