"Historic Preservation: The Overlooked Climate Imperative" by Carl Elefante

Carl Elefante

The Michael Christopher Duda Center Lecture by Carl Elefante will focus on viewing global climate challenges through the lenses of stewardship and traditional knowledge, the foundational values of historic preservation, as opposed to building our way out of a decarbonized future and over-reliance on technological solutions.

Carl Elefante is Principal Emeritus with Quinn Evans where he served as design principal on architecture, historic preservation, and community revitalization projects. Known for coining the phrase: “The greenest building is…one that is already built”, Carl writes and lectures internationally on historic preservation, sustainable design, climate change, and urban topics. He is a Senior Fellow with Architecture 2030, on the board of the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), and Adjunct Professor at The Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland. In 2018, Carl served as President of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and was elected to the College of Fellows of AIA and the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT).

Registration is required to virtually attend this lecture and is available at the Zoom event Historic Preservation: The Overlooked Climate Imperative.

All Fall 2022 lectures will be delivered in person and virtually via Zoom at 5:15 pm on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted. The School of Architecture’s Lecture Series provides a venue for students, faculty, and the larger community, to engage in critical thinking in architecture and urbanism. The lectures allow the School to interact with distinguished practitioners, academics, and theorists who shape the world’s natural and built environment. 

Lecture sponsored by the School of Architecture.