Accord Passive House Selected for Dezeen Awards Architecture Longlist

Accord Passive House Exterior

Wow! From more than 3,600 total submissions from 91 countries, our Accord Passive House project is among the 32 house projects selected for the architecture longlist for the first Dezeen Awards, and one of only four projects in the United States! We are honored to be in such excellent company with our fellow nominees.

The awards program celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design with an emphasis on beauty, innovation, social impact and sustainability.

Shared Commitment to Sustainable Design: #TBT to Milano Design Week 2018

While the rest of us were stuck in a seemingly never-ending winter season, our Senior Designer Peter Reynolds was enjoying Milan in springtime for Milano Design Week 2018, the Salone di Mobile. Peter consults with Eileen Fisher DesignWork and collaborated on the design of the space for the brand's Waste No More exhibit at Ventura Centrale with Li Edelkoort Inc, who curated the show. The exhibit generated a flood of great press for Eileen Fisher’s mission as a socially responsible brand — in Metropolis, the New York Times  FashionUnited and W Magazine, to name a few. 

The provocative DesignWork initiative challenges the fashion industry’s massive contribution to pollution through a zero waste creative exchange that upcycles their customers' used clothing into artwork, upholstery, clothing, pillows and home products, and commercial interior surfaces. North River had already incorporated several of these emerging felted artworks into our architectural design of the new Eileen Fisher Creative Center in Union Square.