Developing the Future - Building the Past
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Location: Pritzlaff Building, 333 North Plankington
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Bio: Carl Elefante has built an extensive body of work in the fields of architecture, historic preservation, urban design and sustainable development. As QEA's Director of Sustainability and a recognized expert in the field of green preservation, Carl leads the firm’s sustainable design practice as well as its college/university studio. Finding inspiration throughout the ages — from Rome’s Pantheon, to Giam Lorenzo Bernini, to the architecture in the movies Bladerunner and Brazil — Carl is a strong advocate for the power of design in shaping people’s lives. Of his many projects at QEA, his work on the HD Cooke Elementary School is among his favorite: “Despite tight constraints, we restored pride in a neighborhood landmark, found value in the ordinary with strategic alterations and created a 21st century school.
Lecture Summary: The Historic Preservation Lectures focus on the challenges of retaining key historic buildings and districts in Milwaukee. Global trends continue to reinforce the proposition that for many decades to come, building re-use will account for a considerable amount of work in professional architectural firms. This lecture serves as a fundamental educational tool for both students and professionals. It is part of a five-year series consisting of a fall presentation by a national or international expert in the field of adaptive reuse, followed by a spring, two day preservation symposium. The symposium brings together professionals from all areas of historic preservation with the intention of creating cooperative strategies for future heritage preservation in Milwaukee.