Carl Elefante, FAIA, Principal and Director of Sustainability of Quinn Evans Architects, is a candidate for President of the American Institute of Architects. If elected, Carl will serve as 2017 First Vice President and 2018 President of AIA. The election will be conducted at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia, May 19-21.  
Throughout his career, Carl has served in leadership roles in AIA and other professional organizations, including a Presidency at the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter and AIA Maryland. Carl recently completed a three year term serving on the AIA National Board of Directors and Strategic Council.  
A video of his 5-minute speech at Grassroots can be viewed here. 

“AIA membership has reached a historic high with more than 88,000 members. It is the right time to turn AIA’s attention outward to the challenges and opportunities in a world of profound and accelerating change. Architects shape lives. Human dimensions are what matter most in the evolving value of architecture. Moving forward, “repositioning” the profession and Institute will require supporting innovative practice and strengthening the profession by attracting and retaining an inspired, talented and diverse workforce.”

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