On Wednesday, December 6, William McDonough will be accepting the prestigious Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability during the Housing Innovation, Vision and Economics (HIVE) conference in Los Angeles. As the eighth recipient of the award, McDonough will be recognized for his influential contributions to the modern green building movement and the built environment, which include his groundbreaking architectural design through William McDonough + Partners and his work furthering the Cradle to Cradle® movement across the globe.
“William McDonough has not only created the language we use when we talk about sustainability, he is single handedly responsible for setting the modern green building movement in motion – from designing the first “green office” for the Environmental Defense Fund, serving as the Dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia, establishing the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, and most recently, helping the World Economic Forum make sustainability a primary focus for their agenda,” said Michael J. Hanley, president of the Hanley Foundation. “Bill is a towering figure in the world of sustainable building practices and we are delighted to present to him this year’s Hanley Award.”
Since 2009, the Hanley Award award has been dedicated to honoring leaders and innovators in architecture, energy, and other industries who have helped combat critical environmental challenges in the U.S. The award focuses on dedicated individuals who have pushed the needle in environmental policy by tackling various economic and social issues that affect the U.S. now and in the near future.
Award judges this year included Michael J. Hanley, President of the Hanley Foundation and creator of The Hanley Award; Frank Anton, Vice Chairman of Hanley Wood; Rick Fedrizzi, Chairman of The International WELL Building Institute; John McManus, VP and Editorial Director of Hanley Wood Media; and Katie Weeks, Director of Communications at the Institute for Market Transformation.
“We are proud to recognize William McDonough’s incredible contributions and the crucial role he continues to play in leading us forward toward a sustainable future,” said Peter Goldstone, CEO, Hanley Wood.