Rick Carter, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Rick Carter, FAIA, LEED Fellow

Rick is a Senior Vice President in LHB’s Minneapolis office where he utilizes his 38 years of experience to lead the firm’s Integrative Design Team, a group of 100 architects, mechanical and electrical engineers, landscape architects, planners and interior designers serving five market sectors. An early adopter of healthy building principles, Rick has led LHB’s focus on high-performance design since the early 1990s. He is recognized as an expert in sustainable design and speaks regularly at regional and national conferences on this topic.
Rick works extensively on design for efficient resource use and occupant well-being, leading efforts for LHB to be visible experts in regenerative design and research. His projects range from the building to regional scales with the goal of contributing to achieving Minnesota’s greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Rick helped develop the Hennepin County/Minnesota Sustainable Design Guidelines and currently co-manages the Buildings, Benchmarks and Beyond (B3) Project including execution of sustainable guidelines for the State of Minnesota. His current projects include the ongoing development of the Regional Indicators Initiative and Local Government Project of Energy Planning (LoGoPEP), large scale efforts created by LHB to provide data and tools for Minnesota local government energy and climate action.
In addition to many professional organization contributions, Rick is actively engaged in his community through service on the Orono Parks Commission and as founding Race Director for Big Island and Back, annual skiing and paddling events supporting the ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society.

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