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2005

  • 2005

As part of a three-phase master plan for expansion initiated by President and CEO Richard V. Piacentini and the board of trustees in the late 1990s, a new Welcome Center opened in 2005, becoming the first visitor facility in a public garden to earn LEED® certification. Its unique underground placement not only enhanced energy efficiency while complementing the design of the historic glasshouse but also provided ample space for a café and gift shop.

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