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Peggy White, P.E.

Peggy White, P.E. is a nationally known land and urban development professional with over 30 years of leadership in civil engineering and land development planning. She has been a pioneering female engineer and professional who has mentored other leading female engineers during her career. As Innovacity’s Principal in Land Development and Urban Innovation, she is advancing community growth, sustainability in construction and market place investment as a licensed professional engineer and business entrepreneur.


Prior to joining Innovacity as a Principal, White was the founder and owner of Axiom Engineering Design, a Land Planning, Landscape Architecture, and Civil Engineering consulting firm located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. At Axiom she lead such projects as the development of the Fort George G. Meade Technology Park, a technology campus of over 2M SF of office space; The University of Maryland President’s Residence and Events Complex; The Maryland Book Exchange, a 331-unit student housing complex with 14K SF of retail space, Naval Facilities planning and engineering for Dalgren Naval Base in Virginia, and the Medical Research Facility complex design for Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

White became Director of Engineering for the RBA Group (RBA) in 2000. RBA is a land planning, civil engineering, and land surveying company headquartered in New Jersey.  While at RBA, she managed both public and private sector projects in multiple jurisdictions, obtaining engineering licenses in each of those locations. Her project involvement at RBA, was diversified and included hospitality projects for Ruby Tuesday, Chick-fil-A and the Marriott Corporation.  Earlier in her career, White had the benefit of working hand in hand with the land planners and development team for Howard Research and Development, a Rouse Company subsidiary, founded in 1963 by James Rouse to acquire and develop Columbia, Maryland. While at RBA, she was the land development director for Fairwood, a The Rouse Company/General Growth Co., project, with 1058-acres of mixed-use community development including 1,799 residential units, a commercial activity center, and elementary school, and a pedestrian trail system.


White founded the Professional Women in Building Council for the Maryland Building Industry Association (MBIA).  She is a Life Director for the MBIA and a 3-year Executive Committee member.  She is on the Board of Directors for Lambda Alpha International Baltimore Chapter, an Urban Planning, and Land Economics Association.  She is a LEED accredited Professional and a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Certified Professional (GCP).

Always a stellar individual, White participated in a study for Precocious Youth at the Johns Hopkins University, which taught advanced level algebra to students living in disadvantaged areas in Baltimore who scored high on the SAT exams in the summer prior to 6th grade. 


White graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park where she majored in geotechnical engineering with minors in structural engineering and construction management. She resides in Sparks, Maryland and enjoys being connected with her large family, travel, outdoor recreation, and the beach.

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