Nakita Reed Named DCCEAS Young Architect of the Year
Saturday, February 23, 2019, co-founder of Encore Sustainable Design, Nakita Reed, was honored to receive the District of Columbia Council of Engineering and Architectural Societies (DCCEAS) Young Architect of the Year Award. The award is designed to honor members of the engineering and architecture professions for outstanding accomplishment in the fields of engineering, architecture and affiliated technologies. Each architecture nomination must be submitted and supported by the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Working within the architectural industry for more than a decade, Nakita has consistently set and met benchmarks as she works to combine sustainability with historic preservation. As a registered architect with a Master’s of Science in Historic Preservation, and various green rating system trainings, she has combined institutional learning with hands-on experience. Her diverse background led to the co-founding of Encore Sustainable Design, LLC with the intention of combining stellar design, preservation and sustainability.
Encore Sustainable Design continues to thrive and has recently moved to a new location in a historic building located at 31 Light Street in Baltimore. Nakita extends her sustainable preservation expertise and enthusiasm to the Mid Atlantic community through a variety of speaking engagements, articles and webinars. She is a past president of the Association for Preservation Technology, DC Chapter, and is a current board member of Preservation Maryland. Additionally, she is the current Chair of the Maryland Green Building Council – a governor appointed position focused on advancing green building throughout the state of Maryland. Last year, Nakita won the 2018 AIA|DC Emerging Architect Award. Her design projects have been recognized by the Maryland Chapter of the USGBC, AIA, National Housing and Rehabilitation Association, Maryland Historical Trust and the Prince George’s County Historical Society.