Meghan Elliott receives PAM's 2012 Emerging Leader Award

Meghan Elliott, P.E., Associate AIA, has received the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s 2012 Emerging Leader Award, in recognition of her contributions to the preservation community through professional contributions, education, local government participation, and advocacy. Elliott is founder and owner of Preservation Design Works, as well as an Associate, structural engineer, and leader of the preservation engineering group at Meyer Borgman Johnson.

The award is being presented Thursday, September 20th at the Minnesota Preservation Gala, a celebration to honor exemplary preservationists and preservation projects from across the state. Among the other awards being presented, the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's 2012 Career Achievement award will be given to Robert Mack, who is on the Preservation Design Works advisory board. This year’s event is a lively celebration which will include a great dinner, live music, restaurant gift card and wine raffles, and a silent auction, hosted at the Ford Center in Minneapolis.

Elliott promotes the reuse of historic buildings on several fronts. She is co-chair of the Building Revitalization Task Force for The Soap Factory, an arts advocacy organization based in the historic National Purity Soap Factory in the national and local Saint Anthony Falls Historic District. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Project for Pride in Living (PPL), a non-profit housing developer with an extensive track record of affordable housing development. As an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Design, she teaches historic building conservation in the School of Architecture to graduate and upper level undergraduate students. From 2008-2011, Elliott served on the Minneapolis Heritage Preservation Commission (HPC) during which she attended over 80 hearings and public meetings. She is also a member of the Management Committee of the Construction History Society of America, a national organization dedicated to the study of the history and evolution of all aspects of the built environment.

PVN StaffMeghan Elliott