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. 4, Issue 1

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Vol. 3, Issue 2

Feature story: ASHRAE World Headquarters

Vol. 3, Issue 1

Feature story: Humanity’s Grand Design Assignment by Jason F. McLennan

Vol. 2, Issue 2

Feature story: How to Really Make America Great Again by Jason F. McLennan

Vol. 2, Issue 1

Feature story: The Foundations of Biophilia: Nature Relationship by Jason F. McLennan

Vol. 1, Issue 3

Feature story: The Architecture of the In-Between by Jason F. McLennan with Kristina Avramovic Oldani

Vol. 1, Issue 2

Feature story: Biophilic Design: A New Scale Emerges by Jason F. McLennan with Julia Drachman

Vol. 1, Issue 1

Feature story: A Proven Radical Water Efficiency Paradigm, by Jason F. McLennan


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...

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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...

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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...

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McLennan Design Receives 2017 FSC Leadership Award

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s leading forest certification system, announced its 2017 FSC Leadership Awards in a celebration at Greenbuild. Recognizing enduring commitment to forest conservation, the award shines a light on people,...

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Workshop: Personal Transformation for Regenerative Design

December 18th and March 1st: Are you a green champion in the building industry yet struggling to have larger impact in your firm and your market? Are you feeling beat up and frustrated? No more waiting for permission to do your best work and leverage the change in the...

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Workshop: Bringing Regenerative Design to Your Practice

November 30th and February 1st: Are you struggling to make your architecture, construction, or engineering practice more deeply green? Are you finding barriers to change with your staff, partners, or clients? There is growing interest in Living Buildings, Net Zero,...

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Lichen Carpet Collection wins Best of NeoCon Gold Award

We're excited to announce that The Lichen Collection, a collaboration between McLennan Design and Mohawk Group, has won a Best of NeoCon 2017 Gold award. The Lichen Collection is a new modular plank carpet system resulting from innovations that merge leading concepts...

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The Battle Within


In this video we explore our campus design for Kansas City based The Battle Within.

High School Architecture Week

This video recaps our summer 2018 High School Architecture Week.

Antioch Pocket Neighborhood

Our design for a residential development in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio.


7th Battalion/158th Aviation Regiment

McLennan Design’s plans for a memorial to the 7th Battalion/158th Regiment.


Dale Duncan

Meet McLennan Design’s managing partner, Dale Duncan!