Delicia Gunn is a mechanical engineer whose education, community service, and diverse business development experience have earned her a reputation for being a fearless leader and one of the most dynamic, captivating young business owners in the Washington Metropolitan and Gulf States areas. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Delicia migrated to Washington, DC in 1989 to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Howard University. After graduation, she began her own graphic design and printing company before beginning her career with a Washington, D.C. based consulting engineering firm. It was during her tenure with this firm that she served as a member of the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (A/E/C) team that built the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. It was in that moment Delicia affirmed her desire to hang her engineering hat in the construction industry. As Founder and President/CEO of Indigo Engineering Group, known as Indigo Engineered, Delicia has injected fifteen years plus into the successful growth and development of her multi-disciplined engineering firm. Founded in 2004 on the principles of green and sustainable design, Indigo opened its doors to offer Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (MEP), environmental and geotechnical engineering services that reflected a philosophy of creating healthy, efficient spaces while preserving the Earth. In 2019, Delicia expanded the firm’s commitment to green and sustainable practices by offering product development and manufacturing services. Indigo’s own line of green, sustainable, smart product can be found in construction, healthcare, energy, infrastructure, electronics and consumer industries . Indigo Engineered is the first U.S. distributor of industrial hemp insulation.
As President/CEO of Indigo Engineered, Delicia has a proven track record with private and government sector clients including the District of Columbia, City of New Orleans, Washington Gas, Architect of the Capitol, DC Water & Sewer Authority, Smithsonian Institute, Department of Justice, U.S. National Parks and numerous developers of small and large scale mixed use and affordable housing developments. Delicia’s signature projects include Solea, City Center, DC USA Mall, O Street Market, Eastbrooke, Justice Park, The Navy Yards, Historic Howard Theatre, The Wharf, National Martin Luther King Jr Memorial and the National Museum of the American Indian to name a few.
Delicia’s most notable commitment to giving back can be seen in her past role as Founding President of the Howard University College of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences (CEACS) Alumni Network. Under Delicia’s leadership the organization awarded a significant, record number of student scholarships and alumni excellence awards. Her leadership also created networking events and professional development seminars that nurtured existing alumni owned businesses and gave birth to new alumni owned businesses. Delicia continues to quietly mentor young people of all ages to live their best lives and to make their dreams a reality by daring to do the seemingly impossible. Her mantra is Conceive it. Believe it. Achieve it. Current and Past Professional Organization Affiliations: H Street Main Street, Board Member; Women in Infrastructure (WII); African American Real Estate Professionals, DC (AAREP); District of Columbia Public Service Commission, Community Advisor; Krewe of Pyros, Founder