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’s 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, 4 Stars SITES 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.