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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
Nightingale Awards’ Best of Competition Winner, Mohawk Group’s and McLennan Design’s Lichen Collection, featured by Healthcare Design
Healthcare Design’s Nightingale Awards presented Mohawk Group and McLennan Design with the 2017 Best of Competition award for their collaboration on the modular plank carpeting Lichen Collection. Editor in Chief of Healthcare Design magazine, Jennifer...read more
Mohawk Group’s Lichen line by McLennan Design Captures Best of Competition at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference
Mohawk Group’s Lichen line by McLennan Design captured two prestigious Nightingale Awards at the Healthcare Design Expo & Conference: best of competition and gold in the carpet category. Held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Nov....read more
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,...read more
Heron Hall is featured this month as Architectural Record's "House of the Month." Designing a house can be difficult. But designing your own can be especially challenging. This was the case for Jason McLennan and Heron Hall, the house on Bainbridge Island,...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
Mohawk’s McLennan Design lichen-inspired carpet awarded the Living Product Challenge Petal Certification!
We are thrilled to announce that Mohawk has received the first Living Product Challenge Petal Certification for a flooring product with the Lichen Carpet Collection! Congratulations to Mohawk for leading the pack in healthy building materials! We can’t wait to see the...read more
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...read more