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Summer Event: Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) Annual Conference Keynote Address by Carl Elefante, FAIA, LEED, AP

May 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Carl Elefante, Director of Sustainable Design at Quinn Evans Architects in Washington, D.C., will deliver a keynote presentation, “Maturing the ‘Greenest Building’ Paradigm” at the MHPN Annual Conference. Introduction of the 2010 keynote speaker will be given by Michael Quinn, FAIA, Founding Principal, Quinn Evans Architects. The keynote presentation will take place at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, on North Division Street and is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Quinn Evans Architects; AIA Michigan; MHPN 30th Anniversary Board, Committees, and Staff; Michigan Architectural Foundation; Michigan Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; Preservation Ladies & Gents; HopkinsBurns Design Studio; William Rutter; James E. Reagan, D.D.S.

About Quinn Evans Architects:

Quinn Evans Architects has grown from a two-man studio, founded in Ann Arbor, MI, to a thriving firm of more than 60 professionals divided between two full-service offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Washington, DC, with a satellite office in Madison, WI. With its roots in historic preservation, the organization continues to provide award-winning architecture, preservation, sustainable design and planning services.

Over the last 25 years, they have worked on nearly 1,000 projects ranging in size from small historical residences such as Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House, to some of the most celebrated and ambitious urban revitalization projects ever undertaken. Emphasizing a highly collaborative approach to building consensus among clients, stakeholders and specialized consultants, they have earned a reputation for creative approaches that meet a broad variety of needs in elegant and unexpected ways.

The founding principals, Michael Quinn, FAIA, and the late David Evans, FAIA, were Taubman College Master of Architecture graduates in 1974 and 1972 respectively.

About Michigan Historic Preservation Network:

MHPN is Michigan’s statewide historic preservation organization, offering advocacy and resources for preservationists from all backgrounds. Founded in 1981 to foster the preservation and protection of Michigan’s rich cultural and architectural heritage, MHPN was the driving force behind Michigan’s 1999 passage of the 25% tax credit for restoration of historic structures and, more recently, played a major advocacy role in the January 2009 passage of legislation that enhances the existing federal and state historic preservation tax credits in Michigan.


May 14, 2010
1:15 pm