Nakita Reed, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA, GGP and Associate at Quinn Evans has been chosen for the Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) 40 Under 40 Class of 2021 Honorees and one of the Baltimore Sun’s 25 Women to Watch. The BBJ recognizes 40 leaders from the Greater Baltimore area each year who demonstrate their business success and community involvement, and the Baltimore Sun highlights 25 of the Baltimore area’s brightest women in fields ranging from business to advocacy.
Nakita is known for making high-impact contributions to design projects, optimizing sustainability, life cycle value, and long-term building performance throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Over the course of her career, she has served on a variety of professional boards that have covered a wide range of her passions and professional interests. This has enabled her to educate design professionals and communities on recognizing the impact of existing and historic buildings while providing a better understanding of how race in the U.S. inherently effects all design and heritage project decisions.
Reed is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the National Organization of Minority Architects, and the Association of Preservation Technology. Additionally, she is on the boards of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Preservation Maryland, and served as chair of the Maryland Green Building Council, a governor-appointed position. Her overarching impact on community engagement efforts continues to speak for itself, and she takes pride in being a vocal advocate for the intersection of architecture, preservation, and sustainability. The contributions of her work will continue to provide ways for multiple communities to benefit from positive and lasting change.