Name: Ekta Naik
Job Title: Design director of planning and development
Firm Name and Location: Town of Babylon, N.Y.
Age: 33
Professional Credentials: LEED AP, CNU-A, Assoc. AIA
Education: BArch, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (Ahmedabad, India); MArch, MCRP, Cornell University

Manage master planning, development, and execution of mixed-use, urban redevelopment projects and townwide neighborhood planning strategies for Babylon, N.Y.

Meets with city, county, state, federal officials, and regional agencies to coordinate projects and approvals. Coordinates and reviews RFPs and RFQs.

Led and managed LEED-ND 2009 Stage II Platinum certification process for 100-acre TOD project in Babylon, later selected to showcase the new LEED-ND standard.

Key projects: 200-acre brownfield redevelopment that received a USGBC Green Neighborhood Grant in 2010; $75 million Intermodal Transit Facility & Public Plaza.

Previous work includes Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (2006-2009), where she was lead designer for $4 billion Lakeside Master Development Plan in Chicago.


Accredited Professional, Congress for New Urbanism

Member, Programs Commitee, USGBC Chicago Chapter, and Co-editor of Greenbytes - USGBC Chicago chapter newsletter. (2007-2008)

Off the Clock:

Favorite food: bhelpuri, a puffed-rice dish sold on the streets of India.

Secret Life:

Has lived in three countries and 11 different cities; speaks six languages.


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