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Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT

Carl Elefante

Principal Emeritus
Quinn Evans Architects
2121 Word Place NW 4 FL
Washington, DC 20037
P: 301.325.3266

2019 Clem Labine Award Winner and past president of the American Institute of Architects

Carl Elefante, FAIA, FAPT is Principal Emeritus with Quinn Evans Architects where he served as design principal on architecture, preservation, and community revitalization projects. Known for coining the phrase: “The greenest building is one that is already built”, Mr. Elefante writes and lectures nationally on historic preservation and sustainable design topics.

In 2018, Mr. Elefante served as the 94th President of the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Elefante is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Association for Preservation Technology (APT). Mr. Elefante attended the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America.