Nellie Reid, 32
August 11, 2010
Gensler, Los Angeles
BA, BArch, Rice University
Director of sustainable design at largest design firm in the U.S (2007 total billings: $490 million, according to BD+C's Giants 300).
Overseeing sustainable design and LEED program for 18.6 million-sf, $9.2 billion MGM Mirage's mixed-use CityCenter project in Las Vegas.
Performed significant sustainable design consulting on Port Administration Building and Maintenance Facility, Port of Long Beach, Calif.; Eagle Lodge at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort, Mammoth, Calif.; Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport, North Concourse, San Jose, Calif.
Founder, vice chair (2004-2007), U.S. Green Building Council's Los Angeles chapter.
Received Leadership Award in Organizational Excellence, USGBC (2005).
OFF THE CLOCK
Completed both Chicago and Honolulu marathons.
Recommended read: Silent Spring, by Rachel Carson.
Not a vegetarian. (People just assume she is.)