William McDonough does not believe that human industry must damage the natural world. As a leader for 'The Next Industrial Revolution,' McDonough says products should be designed from the outset so they nourish something new at the end of their useful lives.
This simple yet effective thinking has earned him countless awards as well as recognition the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development in 1996. As founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, McDonough spreads ecologically, socially, and economically intelligent architecture and planning throughout the world.
- Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough and Michael Braungart (2002).
- The Monticello Dialogues: William McDonough in Conversation with Michael Toms (2004).
- The Natural Advantage of Nations: Business Opportunities, Innovation and Governance in the 21st Century by Amory B. Lovins, William McDonough, Alan AtKisson, and Hunter Lovins (2006).
- Living Homes: Sustainable Architecture and Design by Suzi Moore McGregor, Nora Burba Trulsson, William McDonough, and Terrence Moore. (2008).