September 25, 2019
Former AIA President Pioneered Sustainable Design Practices in Historic Preservation
Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, a principal with Quinn Evans Architects and a renowned leader in historic preservation practice, has announced his retirement effective September 2019. Elefante, who has been with Quinn Evans since 1996, will serve as principal emeritus and continue to consult on selected design initiatives, including the firm’s ongoing work to preserve and restore the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Elefante’s career has spanned 47 years, highlighted by numerous national awards and professional leadership roles. He served as the 94th president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2017-2018, and earned fellowship stature in both the AIA and the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTI). Earlier this year, Elefante received the Clem Labine Award from Traditional Building magazine in recognition of his pioneering work in applying sustainable design concepts to complex historic preservation projects and advocating for beauty in the public realm. (more…)