Meghan Elliott 

president & Principal

Meghan Elliott established Preservation Design Works (PVN) in 2011 to create the business of historic preservation. The integrated business model combines research, preservation design, and real estate development services to increase the use of historic buildings. Meghan manages the business and operation of PVN – and leads the strategy development of the projects. She received her undergraduate degrees in Civil Engineering and Studio Art at Rice University in Houston, Texas before obtaining a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley as a National Science Research Fellow. She has served on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission and several nonprofit boards.

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President & Principal
Preservation Design Works, LLC (PVN), Minneapolis, MN

Adjunct Associate Professor
College of Design / School of Architecture
University of Minnesota

Meyer Borgman Johnson Structural Design + Engineering (MBJ), Minneapolis, MN


Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Minnesota Professional Civil Engineer
  • California Professional Civil Engineer

Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualification Standards (36 CFR Part 61)

  • Historic Architecture


University of California, Berkeley

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow
  • Master of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Master of Architecture

Rice University, Houston, Texas

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art and Art History, Cum Laude
  • Denmark’s International Study Program, Architecture and Design

City College of San Francisco

  • Business and Real Estate Department

National Trust for Historic Preservation

  • Preservation Leadership Training Program in Deadwood, SD