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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
January 21, 2003

Carnegie Mellon's School of Design to Host Lecture by Renowned Designer/Architect William A. McDonough

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design will host a lecture by internationally renowned designer and architect, William A. McDonough, FAIA, 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003 at McConomy Auditorium in the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

McDonough is an internationally renowned designer and one of the primary proponents and shapers of what he and his partners call "The Next Industrial Revolution." McDonough is the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, an internationally recognized architecture and community design firm, practicing ecologically, socially and economically intelligent architecture and planning in the U.S. and abroad. He is also co-founder and principal, with German chemist Michael Braungart, of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry.

"William McDonough addresses many complex issues related to the times we live in," said Karen Kornblum Berntsen, visiting assistant professor of the School of Design. "Carnegie Mellon teaches that design is an interdisciplinary process whose ultimate goal is to shape human experiences. McDonough's work with architecture and the environment is based on those same principles. We look forward to bringing his energy and his ideas on to our campus."

Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a "Hero for the Planet." McDonough has completed many award-winning projects for Gap Inc., Nike, Herman Miller and Oberlin College.

The lecture is made possible through Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts, Office of the Vice Provost, School of Architecture, School of Design, Green Practices program and Earth, the student environmental group, as well as the Green Building Alliance and the Heinz Endowments.

For additional information on the William McDonough lecture, please contact Karen Kornblum Berntsen at 412-268-7098 or email For more information on the College of Fine Arts, contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or email


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