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Meghan Elliott 

president & Principal

Meghan created PVN (Preservation Design Works) to increase the use of existing and historic sites and structures. Meghan leverages her interdisciplinary background to provide design and reuse innovation in the field of historic preservation: she received her undergraduate degrees in both Civil Engineering and Studio Art before obtaining a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. She started her career in the highly technical field of earthquake engineering for historic buildings in the San Francisco Bay Area. Through her consulting practice, she recognized the complexity and challenges of working with historic buildings – and built PVN to comprehensively lead and solve the preservation process. She has served on many nonprofit boards.        

Contact Meghan: Elliott@pvnworks.com

RECENT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

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

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

LICENSES AND QUALIFICATIONS

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

EDUCATION

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