2017 Hanley Award and $50,000 Prize Go to William McDonough, FAIA

The Hanley Foundation and Hanley Wood announced today that William McDonough, FAIA, Int. FRIBA, Founding Principal of William McDonough + Partners and co-creator of the renowned Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework, has been selected as the eighth recipient of The Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainability. The Hanley Award is recognized as the largest and most prestigious annual award for sustainability in the built environment.

Now celebrating its eighth year, The Hanley Award is sponsored by The Hanley Foundation and supported by Hanley Wood’s BUILDER and ARCHITECT publications and EcoBuilding Pulse (EcoBuildingPulse.com). The award is dedicated to identifying and honoring individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary, lasting, and far-reaching contributions to sustainability, and who have greatly influenced policy and industry response to critical environmental challenges in the United States.

“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 CertifiedTM 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.”

“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.

McDonough was selected from this year’s slate of nominees that included Janine Benyus (Biomimicry Institute), Mary Ann Lazarus (MALeco, LLOC), and Jason McLennan (McLennan Design).

Previous Hanley Award recipients are architect and environmental advocate Edward Mazria, who founded Architecture 2030, Alex Wilson, who founded and leads BuildingGreen LLC, Sam Rashkin, creator of Energy Star…

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