Green Festival Speakers

Richard Parker AIA LEED AP


Green architect Richard Parker has over 25 years of experience providing comprehensive architectural design services. As principal and cofounder of 450 architects, inc. Richard has extensive experience leading neighborhood community design workshops and received the SAFEBIDCO 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly. Richard advocates for changes to state and local building codes to facilitate green building, social and environmental justice. He lectured at the 2005 World Environment Day and 2007 Dwell on Design conferences and has written articles on sustainable building for the San Francisco Business Times and Green Home Guide's Ask an Expert series. He volunteers his time with nonprofit groups including Mission Graduates, the Youth Leadership Project for a Sustainable Future, The Local Investment in Child Care (LINCC) Project, and he mentors youth through the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Green School Yard Alliance.