Actions Driving Progress 

Carl Elefante is a leading authority on built heritage, the building-sector’s role in curtailing climate change, and emerging design principles shaping 21st century cities. Throughout his distinguished architectural career, Carl was recognized for forging common purpose among competing interests. Carl was acclaimed for bringing together historic preservation and sustainable design through a shared stewardship ethic.

Today, Carl’s writing, speaking, advocacy, and advisory activities focus on three global imperatives: the stewardship of existing building as a pre-condition to sustainability, resilience, and equity; the rapid elimination of greenhouse gas pollution from buildings and the built environment; and the transformation of cities at the dawn of humanity’s urban future.