Since 1994, Richard Piacentini has led the green transformation of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens including construction of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, the only building in the world to meet: the Living Building Challenge™, LEED® Platinum, WELL™ Platinum, and 4 Stars Sustainable SITES™ certifications. He is past Chair of the International Living Future Institute™ (ILFI), is a member of the Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee for the Biophilic Cities Network and is a WELL® Accredited Professional. He is a Past President of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) and received ILFI, USGBC, and APGA leadership awards.