Nakita Reed, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA, and associate with Quinn Evans has been recognized by Traditional Building Magazine as one of 25 designers in the ‘A Who’s Who in Traditional Building’ list. Individuals were selected for their impact as professionals who have dedicated their careers to the classical style in myriad and outstanding ways that are serving as models around the globe.

Nakita is an award-winning architect with twelve years of experience in preservation, restoration, and adaptive use of historic buildings. Her notable work focuses heavily on high-impact sustainable strategies in architectural design. She was recently recognized as a 2022 AIA Young Architects Award recipient, part of the Baltimore Business Journal “40 Under 40” class of 2021, and as one of the Baltimore Sun’s “25 Women to Watch.” She was the 2018 recipient of AIA DC’s Emerging Architect Award.

"Architecture, preservation, and sustainability as individual professions have a massive impact on the built environment and are all impacted by unconscious bias,” she says. “Being able to show the value and relevance of how telling the full story of a place adds depth and context to the history, instead of watering it down, has been something I’ve been excited to do."

- Nakita Reed, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA and associate, The 25-Nakita Reed, Traditional Building Magazine

Reed is a member of the AIA, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), the Association of Preservation Technology International (APT), and the Baltimore Architectural Foundation. She is on the board of Preservation Maryland and the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings; and recently served as chair of the Maryland Green Building Council, a governor-appointed position.

Nakita holds a Master of Architecture (2010) and a Master of Science in Historic Preservation (2010) from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (2006) from the University of Virginia. She is a registered architect, a LEED®-Accredited Professional, and a Certified Passive House Consultant.

View the full list and read Nakita’s Traditional Building feature on their site with this link.