Nakita is known for making high-impact contributions to design projects, optimizing sustainability, life cycle value, and long-term building performance. Her career has focused on the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, restoring them to new purpose and economic vitality while also incorporating cutting-edge design strategies for sustainability.
Nakita’s portfolio includes a wide range of architectural accomplishments, from the restoration of abandoned, historic buildings to major new construction and expansion projects. Her clients have included local and federal agencies and private-sector organizations throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Nakita’s commitment to preservation and sustainable design is reflected in her many professional and community volunteer activities. She serves on a number of non-profit boards and is a gubernatorial appointee and chair of the Maryland Green Building Council.
Master of Science in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, 2010
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Virginia, 2006
National Organization of Minority Architects
Maryland Green Building Council
Association for Preservation Technology
Certified Passive House Consultant
American Institute of Architects
USGBC – LEED AP BD+C