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Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED AP O+M

Principal

Carl Elefante has built an extensive body of work in the fields of architecture, historic preservation, urban design and sustainable development. As QEA's Director of Sustainability and a recognized expert in the field of green preservation, Carl leads the firm’s sustainable design practice as well as its college/university studio. 

Finding inspiration throughout the ages — from Rome’s Pantheon, to Giam Lorenzo Bernini, to the architecture in the movies Bladerunner and Brazil — Carl is a strong advocate for the power of design in shaping people’s lives. Of his many projects at QEA, his work on the HD Cooke Elementary School is among his favorite: “Despite tight constraints, we restored pride in a neighborhood landmark, found value in the ordinary with strategic alterations and created a 21st century school.”

Contact:
celefante@quinnevans.com
202-591-2510


Joined QEA in 1996

Education:

  • Univeristy of Maryland, Bachelor of Architecture, 1980


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What, where and how we build shapes who we can be and what we can do. We don’t credit the influence of design on our lives nearly enough.
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