WRNS Studio Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020

WRNS Studio has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020.

The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s fast-changing world. This year’s MIC list features 434 businesses from 39 countries.

WRNS Studio earned the standing of #5 in the category of Architecture. The firm was recognized for its history of work that pushes the limits of sustainable building, demonstrating how architecture can help establish a smarter relationship with water. WRNS Studio’s recent projects radically rethink—and model on a global stage—how this vital and finite resource can be better conserved and managed. Approaching water as an integral part of larger environmental, ecological, and social networks, WRNS Studio’s novel building designs show how to reduce water usage levels while contributing to regional water supply and habitat protection, helping support a more just and resilient future. For more information on WRNS Studio’s inclusion on this list, please visit Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company profile for WRNS Studio.

“At a time of increasing global volatility, this year’s list showcases the resilience and optimism of businesses across the world. These companies are applying creativity to solve challenges within their industries and far beyond,” said Fast Company senior editor Amy Farley, who oversaw the issue with deputy editor David Lidsky.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March/April 2020) is now available online at fastcompany.com/most-innovative-companies/2020, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning March 17, 2020. The hashtag is #FCMostInnovative.

About WRNS Studio

WRNS Studio works with today’s most transformative organizations to steward their brands with exceptional architecture. Recognized for sustainable, site-specific design at any scale, WRNS Studio has offices in San Francisco, Honolulu, Seattle and New York. The firm consistently earns a top ten spot in Architect magazine’s annual ranking of firms across sustainability, design, and business, including the #1 in 2018. For more information, please visit www.wrnsstudio.com

About Fast Company

Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. Since 2011, Fast Company has received some of the most prestigious editorial and design accolades, including the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) National Magazine Award for “Magazine of the Year,” Adweek’s Hot List for “Hottest Business Publication,” and six gold medals and 10 silver medals from the Society of Publication Designers. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta and the publisher is Amanda Smith. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with our sister publication Inc., and can be found online at www.fastcompany.com.


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