Love + Regeneration
Rediscovering our relationship to the natural world
Our Quarterly Publication
Love + Regeneration is the quarterly publication produced by McLennan Design for those who want to engage with ideas and conversations around a truly regenerative, living future. Picking a title for this publication proved challenging, as there were many ideas and issues we wanted to cover, but we kept coming back to these two words – love because it drives everything we do and regeneration because this is our goal, to show that it is possible to design buildings and communities that help make the world a better, healthier place for all life.
Throughout every issue, we plan to publish feature stories that describe ideas that can reshape some aspects of society, case studies on our projects and those of others we admire, news from our global practice and other edifying information on topics ranging from astonishing species to aspirational poetry. Over time we will expand to add contributions from our primary collaborators – other engineers, architects and sustainability thinkers – to round out each issue.
We hope this publication acts as a resource and inspiration to our friends engaged in the work of building a regenerative world.
Vol. 5, Issue 2
Oak View Group, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, Fenway Sports Group, and McLennan Design to Launch GOAL – a Comprehensive Sustainability Platform for Arenas, Stadiums, Convention Centers, & Other Venues of Public Assembly
Oak View Group, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, Fenway Sports Group, and Jason F. McLennan are teaming up to launch GOAL – a comprehensive sustainability platform for arenas, stadiums, convention centers, & other venues of public assembly. GOAL - which...read more
Front page of the Seattle Times: Boosting Green Building, Merger with McLennan Design and Perkins & Will.
Front page of the Seattle Times! Read about the recent merger of McLennan Design and Perkins & Will and how we are excited about the future growth and potential for green building and stewardship of our built environment and expansion of...read more
Meet the Pioneers Embracing Design as a Greener Way of Life: Climate Pledge & Jason F. McLennan on CNN’s, Inventing Tomorrow
Jason McLennan on CNN’s “Inventing Tomorrow” featuring McLennan Design net-zero carbon goals and Climate Pledge Arena. Watch the segment here: CNN’s “Inventing Tomorrow” featuring McLennan Design net-zero carbon goals and Climate Pledge...read more
Carbon-Neutral Design: What is Possible and How Can It Be Executed? Urban Land Article!
Western Washington University's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Building located in Bellingham, WA is pioneering the way for Carbon-Neutral Design in higher education buildings. . Check out the article written by Anthony Gianopoulos,...read more
McLennan Design is proud to now be part of Perkins&Will!!
‘Deep Green’ Architect Jason F. McLennan, Creator of the Living Building Challenge, Merges His Firm with Perkins&Will McLennan and his team of regenerative design experts at McLennan Design join Perkins&Will amid intensifying urgency around global climate...read more
Bioneers Conference 2022 – Jason F. McLennan Keynote
A few weeks ago we were at the Bioneers Conference and our CEO, Jason F. McLennan, had an opportunity to share a few considerations that has been on our mind in relation to regeneration and reconciliation. It has been almost twenty years since Jason F....read more
Summer Solstice Event at HMTX World Headquarters
The new HMTX World Headquarters hosted its very first house-guests this week, in honor of the advent of summer! The annual Solstice gathering of HMTX employees was held in the new building, marking the first time the “House Up On The Hill” was made...read more
We're Hiring!!! MCLENNAN DESIGN is looking for a new Mid-Level Architect and Regenerative Design Consultant to join our growing team and support our exciting architecture and regenerative design projects. To get the details and info on applying visit the...read more
ASHRAE Aims for Net Zero at HQ Retrofit
The renovation of the ASHRAE Headquarters project maximized operational energy performance through simple design measures including: a reduction in the window-to-wall ratio (WWR), the addition of continuous exterior insulation, high performance glazing, and sunshades...read more
Amazon secures naming rights to future home of Seattle’s new NHL franchise, and calls it Climate Pledge Arena
Climate Pledge Arena will serve as a long-lasting and regular reminder of the urgent need for climate action to achieve net zero carbon by 2040 Site expected to be the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world, developed in partnership with Amazon, Oak View...read more
Earth Day – A Commitment to Regeneration
All of us here at McLennan Design would like to send a special message to our community about the importance of Earth Day and the need for each of us to transform how we live, work and play, not only to diminish our environmental footprints – but also to increase the...read more
Deep Community Resilience
Dear Friends and Colleagues, In times like these, we must remind ourselves that we are resilient, and still surrounded by beauty. As uncertain as what tomorrow, next week or a few months from now may bring: plants continue to grow, tulips continue to reach upwards...read more
From Superstack to Solar Stack — Creating a New Icon for Sudbury
by Jason F. McLennan Consider this a love letter to The City of Sudbury - the community where I was born and raised and that I still love and care for deeply and that helped shape my career, which has since taken me around the world. I grew up in Sudbury during the...read more
McLennan Design Forges Intentional Alliance with Victoria Based Christine Lintott Architects
Newly Combined Architecture Firm with International Green Building Expertise Launches With Renewed Focus on Transformative Impact across Multiple Building Sectors Internationally renowned Seattle, Washington area firm McLennan Design, started by the founder of the...read more
ASHRAE Hires McLennan Design, Houser Walker Architecture, and Integral Group to Design World Headquarters
Our Society is displaying industry leadership through our world headquarters renovation project by transforming existing building stock to the highest levels of efficiency and lowest levels of environmental impact. We’re thrilled to work with McLennan...read more
McLennan Design Forms Strategic Partnership with Biohabitats
Both Biohabitats and McLennan Design look to nature's principles for guidance in design and in defining success. With our focus on the built environment and Biohabitats' expertise in the natural systems that exist in and around it, this partnership has the...read more
Heron Hall 100th Project Worldwide to Achieve Living Building Challenge Certification
"This is more than just a home for Jason and his family. This is yet another story showcasing how Living Buildings are creating resiliency at all scales. Being the first residential Living certified building in our home state is significant - an...read more
Interiors + Sources Interviews Jason F. McLennan: the Best Kind of Troublemaker
It’s all part of a theory of change to use transparency as a tool. Giving structure and platforms for transparency creates consistency in definitions and terms and a way to showcase it. Each [label] is a tool for transparency. Jenna Lippin interviews Jason F. McLennan...read more