The 27th Fall Forum welcomes Carl Elefante

“the Greenest buiLding is the one that is already built!” 

Location:  The Netherland Plaza Hotel, Hall of Mirrors and broadcast virtually.

Date: Friday, November 11th at 12pm


Introducing our Keynote Speaker: 

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. Carl 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).

Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors!

Lisa Sauer and Joh Moeller
Margaret & Michael Valentine
Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation
Urban Sites/ Ed & Joann Hubert Family Foundation 
Huseman Group

Denis Back Associates/Grandin Properties
Eagle Realty Group
Lair Kennedy
Marty Rahe

Cincinnati Development Fund
New Republic Architects
Frost Brown Todd Attorney
MSA Design
Buck Niehoff
Tom & Mary Croft
Ellen and Clark Sole
Rob Crapsey

Greener Stock
GBBN Architects
Jeckering & Schneider Architects
kpff Consulting Engineers
Model Group
RWA Architects
Sanregret Team
Suder LLC
Rebecca Weber
Towne Properties 
U.S. Bank
1919 Investment Counsel

About Fall Forum

Every fall, CPA hosts a nationally renowned speaker who gives a lecture on a topic of local interest. The Fall Forum has historically taken place in the Netherlands Plaza’s Hall of Mirrors, one of the grandest ballrooms in the Midwest. Recent lectures include

  • Fall Forum 2021: Brent Leggs, National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund, “Preservation as Social Justice.”

  • Fall Forum 2020: Thea Tjepkema, preservationist and historian, “Muses: The Women of Music Hall.” 

  • Fall Forum 2019: Gabrielle Esperdy, author and architectural historian, “Women, Architecture and the Most Modern Hotel in America”

  • Fall Forum 2018: Terry Stewart, former President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “King Records”

  • Fall Forum 2017: James Crawford, author, “Fallen Glory, The Lives and Deaths of 20 Great Buildings”

  • Fall Forum 2016: Jamie Bennett, President of Art Place America, “Art, Culture and Historic Buildings”

  • Fall Forum 2015: Donovan Rypkema, Place Economics, “The Economics of Historic Neighborhoods”

  • Fall Forum 2014: John Stubbs, “A Global View of Architectural Conservation”

  • Fall Forum 2013: Kenneth Barnett Tankersley, Ph.D. , “Cincinnati Unearthed, Victories in Preservation”