No Disrespect Intended

In the July/August

EBN article about Oberlin College’s Lewis Center (


Vol. 11, No. 7/8), an offhand comment by me was quoted in the text on page 13. While the quote (“What McDonough has to learn is that a piece of glass is not like an insulated wall ...”) is accurate, it is somewhat out of context and could leave the impression that I do not respect the work of William McDonough & Partners in the green design movement. I want to make it clear that I think McDonough is a positive and powerful force in green design, and they are one of only three architectural firms in the U.S. that I recommend to my clients. McDonough’s work demonstrates a clear understanding of green design issues and applications, and they consistently produce designs responsive to clients’ goals and the environment.

Ron Perkins, President

Supersymmetry USA, Inc.

Navasota, Texas

Editor’s Response:

We sincerely regret any misunderstanding we may have caused. We believe the article as a whole demonstrates that you and nearly everyone else with whom we spoke has, on the whole, great respect for the work of McDonough + Partners.

Published October 1, 2002

(2002, October 1). No Disrespect Intended. Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/op-ed/no-disrespect-intended

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