Faculty Profile:

Richard V. Piacentini, MS, MBA, RPh, WELL APPresident and CEOPhipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has guided the green transformation of Phipps facilities, operations and programs including: the first LEED visitor center in a public garden; the first LEED greenhouse (LEED Platinum EBOM); and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a net-zero energy and water building and the only building to meet the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum, SITES Platinum and WELL Platinum. Piacentini serves on the board of the International Living Future Institute, the Mission and Community Needs Committee for Magee-Womens Hospital, the PA One Health Task Force, the ILFI Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Board and the Advisory Committee for the Biophilic Cities Network.