Profiles in Preservation

Nakita Reed, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP

As it first appeared on the Black in Historic Preservation Instagram on 1 April 2021:

This week’s Profiles in Black Preservationists brings us to the state of Maryland where we will learn more about preservation architect - Nakita Reed AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA.

In addition to being an Associate at Quin Evans, Nakita is the podcast host of Tangible Remnants, and she served as the founding advisor of Black in Historic Preservation. This profile includes a highlight from her preservation portfolio that she shared in the Black Preservationists Directory - the renovation of the historic Baltimore Penn Station headhouse. Per Baltimore’s Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) November 2020 Draft Staff Report, the exterior rehabilitation and restoration of this National Register of Historic Places landmark includes window repair and replacement, masonry cleaning, and exterior door restoration. The rehabilitation is a part of a multi-million dollar, grand redevelopment of the historic train station that includes modernization and train station additions by Gensler.

Next Tuesday, April 6, you can watch Nakita in the UPenn-CPCRS Dialogues Series. To register, see the link in the Events tab of the link in our profile.

- Kennedy @iamkennedyw


Nakita Reed’s bio from Quinn Evans:

“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.”

- K. Kennedy Whiters (kW), @iamkennedyw

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