• Gensler’s Nellie Reid Awarded LEED Fellow Distinction
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Gensler’s Nellie Reid Awarded LEED Fellow Distinction

LEED Fellows represent green building industry’s most accomplished professionals

LOS ANGELES — The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) named Nellie Reid of Gensler to the inaugural class of LEED Fellows. The LEED Fellow Program honors and recognizes distinguished LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) who have made a significant contribution to the field of green building and is GBCI’s most prestigious professional designation. She is among 34 of the world’s most distinguished green building professionals to be selected as LEED Fellows through a peer nomination and portfolio review process.

Reid, LEED Fellow, director of sustainable design, has 14 years of professional experience as a sustainable design consultant, master planner and strategist with expertise in the hospitality, aviation, mixed-use and commercial sectors. Notable projects include: MGM MIRAGE’s CityCenter project in Las Vegas, an 18-million-square-foot, mixed-use project on the Strip that achieved six LEED Gold certifications; San Jose International Airport North Concourse; The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica; and the new Gensler Los Angeles office.

In addition to her project work, Nellie has been instrumental in leading Gensler’s sustainable design practice and deepening the firm’s base of knowledge on sustainability. She was the firm’s first LEED AP and has been a major force in building our expertise to now include more than 1,000 LEED APs across the firm. As a founding member of the USGBC’s Los Angeles chapter and former vice chair, she is a passionate advocate of green building practices.

“I am thrilled to be named as a LEED Fellow and proud to be part of this outstanding group of sustainable design pioneers,” said Reid. “I look forward to collaborating with my Fellow peers to further GBCI’s mission.”

“We are thrilled to bestow the LEED Fellow designation upon these highly accomplished individuals,” said Peter Templeton, president, GBCI. “The Fellows are some of the leading innovators and vanguards of the green building movement, and their bodies of work strongly underscore their commitment to LEED and a sustainable built environment.”

Nellie will be recognized with the 2011 LEED Fellow class at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto from October 4-7, 2011. For more information on the LEED Fellow program, please visit www.gbci.org/fellow.

Julie Obiala