New National Champions Board Members and FabFem

Meet Tiffany Brown, Assoc. AIA. Tiffany holds a BA in Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Business Administration all from Lawrence Technological University. She 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 representing the American Institute of Architects on the National Girls Collaborative Project's National Champions Board, where she is working closely with the AIA's new Director of K-12 Initiatives Del Ruff serving on the K-12 Working Group. More information regarding the AIA's K-12 Working Group curriculum can be found at https://www.aia.org/articles/148886-introducing-architecture-into-the-k-12-curr.

Serving as University Liaison of schools of architecture in the Midwest region of the U.S. for the National Organization of Minority Architects, Tiffany uses this position to connect with students of architecture across the country to help streamline minorities in the field.

Tiffany is also NGCP's newest National Champions Board Member. Members are selected to give a balance of desirable expertise and regional representation, including industry representatives, informal learning educators, gender equity experts, science and mathematics education representatives, and educational policy experts.