Carl Elefante, FAIA was elected 2017 AIA First Vice President / 2018 President at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia. A member of AIA Potomac Valley, Carl is a Principal of Quinn Evans Architects and the firm's Director of Sustainability. He has helped shape and guide the firm's continued practice of sustainable preservation and is widely known for the quote "The greenest building is...the one that is already built."
"Last October, the first authoritative scientific study was published linking building environmental factors to cognitive function...Design shapes human performance, productivity, well-being, and health. We don't have to seek relevance but seize it."
Carl Elefante, FAIA
"This honor is well-deserved for Carl," said Larry Barr, AIA, President of Quinn Evans Architects. "He has a deep understanding of the state of our practice in a fast-changing world. He has the vision for AIA to meet and address the challenges we face as architects and global citizens."