Tiffany Brown

Construction Administration at SmithGroupJJR
Detroit, MI
United States

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 has extensive experience in architectural design, construction management, and construction administration. She is currently employed at national architecture and engineering firm SmithGroupJJR, and is also faculty at her alma mater’s College of Architecture and Design. Tiffany serves on the K-12 Working Group with the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Champions Board of the National Girls Collaborative. Rethinking architecture education for the traditionally underserved already plays a large role in her career. The architectural designer co-founded Urban Arts Collective, which runs programs that promote alternative science and engineering education for underrepresented groups. Tiffany was recently awarded a matching grant by The Knight Foundation to launch a program called 400 Forward, aimed to support the education and career development of the next 400 women architects with an underlying focus on African American girls. Serving as University Liaison of all 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 college 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. 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. She frequently participates in panels and seminars in an effort to bring light to this and related issues.