Grant Rimbey is a new urban and historic preservation project manager at Elements Architects, Tampa. Grant has lived in Temple Terrace since his family relocated to the area in 1967 , he's also lived in Vicenza, Italy and Austin, Texas. Since 2001 he's been assisting the City of Temple Terrace (pro bono) as they redevelop their blighted center into a mixed-use, medium-density, walkable, new urban downtown. Grant is an advocate of sustainable and green building practices; he's planted over 200 native trees in Temple Terrace with Trees for Preservation; he's past-President of Temple Terrace Preservation; he is the president of the “Citizens for the Revitalization of Temple Terrace” 2002-present; he's also the current chair of the Redevelopment Task Force and is the Temple Terrace representative on the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Committee; and he designed a large community bat roost for the Florida Bat Conservancy and is spearheading the effort to reconstruct The Bat Tower. Grant is an expert on the folk, 1920s Mediterranean Revival, and Mid-Century Modern architecture of Florida and is a guest design juror at the USF School of Architecture and Community Design. Grant recently co-authored a book on Temple Terrace that covers pre-history thru 1940 and is a writer/contributor on architecture for Creative Loafing newspaper, and occasionally the St. Petersburg Times. In 2009, Grant was voted as one of Tampa Bay’s “Green 100”. Grant has a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. He is proud to call Temple Terrace his hometown.