Tracie Reed

Tracie Reed

Portland, ME, US



Quirky, left-handed, bike commuting architect based in Portland, Maine Tracie specializes in bringing people together to solve problems. Her experience and interests are diverse; with a background in master planning, architecture, political organizing and fundraising.

Licensed in Maine and Massachusetts, a LEED AP and NCARB-certified architect, her work encompasses a wide variety of commercial and multi-family projects of varying scales. Recent projects have included dental and veterinary clinics, surgical centers, multi-family, industrial processing facilities, restaurants and mixed-use buildings.

When not at the office, Tracie volunteers as a youth mentor with Portland Community Squash’s Junior program, ‘Rally Portland.’ In her free time she plays squash, quilts, swing dances and tends to her flower and vegetable gardens. A domestic adoptee of Korean heritage, she studies Korean in honor of her immigrant grandmother, under the guidance of two very patient teachers.



Dextrous Creative, Portland, ME, US, Founder / Architect

Aug 2013 - current

PDT Architects, Portland, ME, US, Architectural Designer

Jul 2012 - Aug 2013

Green Design Studio, Yarmouth, ME, US, Architectural Designer

May 2011 - Jul 2012

Amherst College Design and Construction, Amherst, MA, US, Architect Intern

Feb 2009 - Aug 2009


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

University of Cambridge, Cambridge, GB, Masters, Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment

Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA, US, Bachelors, Interdisciplinary

Sep 2001 - Aug 2003

Capital High School, Olympia, Washington, High School, International Baccalaureate Diploma

Sep 1997 - May 2001


AIA Knowledge Award, Award

Scholarship to attend the American Institute of Architect's Committee on Architecture in Education (CAE) Conference in Berlin.


Above and Beyond Award, Award


Volunteer of the Year - USGBC Maine, Award


Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal, Award

The Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal honors the graduating student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through their attitude and personality.


Citizen Architect - AIA, Award


AIAS Research Award, 1st Place

National American Institute of Architects Research Award for 2010 presented by the American Institute of Architecture Students for graduate thesis research comparing LEED and BREEAM.


Areas of Specialization