Nakita Reed to Keynote Three Upcoming Conferences

Kristina von Tish, CPSM, LEED Green Associate
Kristina von Tish
CPSM, LEED Green Associate
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Nakita Reed, a Senior Associate at Quinn Evans, will deliver keynote addresses on sustainability and preservation at three conferences this spring.
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Nakita Reed, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA, a Senior Associate at Quinn Evans, will deliver keynote addresses at three conferences this spring: the Traditional Building Conference, PastForward Online, and the New York Statewide Preservation Conference.

Titled “Resilient Regeneration,” Reed’s keynote presentations will vary in length and explore different aspects of the link between the climate crisis and social inequity. Attendees will learn how the sustainable adaptation of existing buildings can play a key role in solving both of these pressing problems. The content builds on Reed’s longstanding interest in the intersection of historic preservation, sustainable design, and equity.  

The Traditional Building Conference will take place March 26-27 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Reed will deliver the opening keynote for the two-day interactive symposium at the University of Virginia, which will feature experts and practitioners speaking on topics in historic preservation, adaptive use, sustainable design, building maintenance, and traditional craft.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation’s PastForward Online conference will take place virtually April 3-4. The conference theme is how preservation can help us mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. Reed will deliver the opening keynote, which will be followed by international perspectives on the reuse and rehabilitation of older and historic buildings as a crucial driver of climate action.

The New York Statewide Preservation Conference will take place April 15-17 in Rochester, New York. Presented by the Landmark Society of Western New York, the Preservation League of New York State, and New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the conference is geared toward technical professionals in the preservation field.

Reed is known for her efforts to inject sustainable design thinking into historic preservation discourse and to highlight the value of building reuse in creating a more sustainable built environment. In addition to being a registered architect, Reed is a Certified Passive House Consultant and a LEED Accredited Professional (Building Design + Construction). She is a co-chair of the Zero Net Carbon Collaboration for Existing and Historic Buildings and the 2024 President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

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