portrait of Rick Carter

Rick Carter

Chairman of the Board he / him / his

Rick has an abiding passion for sustainable design. An LHB staff member since 1982, he was an early champion of the firm’s work in “Healthy Building Design” design which began in 1991, oversaw several of LHB’s early forays into healthy and energy-efficient buildings, and has championed both client and industry efforts to address climate change in the built environment. From 2019 to 2024, he served as LHB’s CEO. His current project work involves planning an entirely carbon-free community with 1,000 jobs and 1,000 units of affordable housing, including building operation, industrial, and transportation emissions.

Years in Industry 42
Memberships & Accreditations Minneapolis Living Building Challenge Collaborative
Urban Land Institute

Active in the Community

Rick is actively engaged in his community. He serves on the Orono Parks Commission and chairs the board of Big Island Legacy, a nonprofit focused on the development of a wooded island property in Lake Minnetonka. Rick is also the founding race director for Big Island and Back, which organizes annual skiing and paddling events that support the ICA Food Shelf and Freshwater Society.