Who We Are
Tiffany D. Brown, Co-Founder
i am an mba. i live and breathe art & architecture. i embody a walking, living, touchable opportunity. proud "free lunch kid!" #detroitmademe.
Born and raised in Detroit, Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Business Administration all from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. Tiffany was employed as an Intern Architect at Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit and has also worked construction management in Detroit. She is currently studying for the architectural licensing exams.
Tiffany recently pitched an initiative called 400 Forward to the James S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which landed her as a finalist and winner for the 2017 Detroit Knight Arts Challenge. In light of the 400th African American woman recently becoming a licensed architect, this new initiative's mission includes creating the next generation of licensed African American Women architects through a multi-point of contact starting at k-12 levels through licensure. Tiffany is dedicated to raising awareness on how planning and design makes a significant social impact in urban communities, and seeks to examine the influence of the built environment and its impacts on culture, behavior, and health. Tiffany has participated in panels and seminars discussing the challenges she has faced first-hand as a woman of color in the profession.
Serving as University Liaison of schools of architecture in the Midwest region of the United States for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), Tiffany uses this position to connect with students of architecture across the country to help streamline minorities in the field. Tiffany is also currently serving as Vice president of NOMA’s Detroit Chapter, where she finds great joy in community engagement, mentoring inner-city youth, and striving to increase diversity in construction, architecture and design.