Tiffany D. Brown receives NCARB President’s Medal

Tiffany D. Brown
Tiffany D. Brown, MBA, NOMA, Assoc. AIA

By Andrea Timpano

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards announced the 2023 recipients of its President’s Medal for Distinguished Service. Launched in 1994 to celebrate individuals “for their commitment to architectural regulation and NCARB’s mission to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare,” according to the organization, the award is presented annually. This year’s eight honorees are NOMA executive director Tiffany D. Brown, Assoc. AIA; Robert M. Calvani, FAIA; Paul D. Edmeades, AIA; Gary R. Ey; Stacy Krumwiede; Catherine C. Morrison, AIA; Tara Rothwell; and Maurice Brown.

Tiffany D. Brown, MBA, NOMA, Assoc. AIA, of Detroit, Michigan, is recognized for her outstanding leadership of the National Organization of Minority Architects and her contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the architecture profession. As executive director of NOMA, Brown has led the organization through a period of growth and transformation. Brown has been an expert advocate for improving representation in the design industry, raising awareness of NOMA’s efforts to draw minority students into the architecture profession. Her ongoing collaboration with NCARB on the joint Baseline on Belonging study has highlighted opportunities to support underrepresented licensure candidates and architects by removing barriers in early career stages. She recently had the honor of being named among Architizer’s “100 Women to Watch in Architecture” and has received several recognitions and awards from industry leaders, including the American Institute of Architects.