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TCA Board of Directors

Jeffrey Brown

Powers Brown Architecture

Photo of Jeffrey BrownJeffrey Brown, AIA, is Principal-in-Charge of Design for Powers Brown Architecture which he co-founded.  Practicing architecture for more than 20 years, Jeffrey has an array of experience working on multiple building types for both public and private entities; he is an accomplished designer with unique graphic communication and strategic planning skills.  His ability to design utilizing an interactive process of project definition and interpretation has resulted in distinguished design awards and published works.

Jeffrey has been instrumental in leading the firm to numerous awards including recognition from the Tilt-Up Concrete Association as the 2008 recipient of the Irving Gill Distinguished Architect Award for the firm’s contribution to the design and advancement of Tilt-wall construction. Additional accolades have come from the Texas Society of Architects, American Institute of Architects Houston, AIA DC|Washington, Design Excellence Awards and the Urban Land Institute. The firm’s work has been widely covered in magazines and books including a book published by Images Publishing, NeoArchitecture Powers Brown Architecture which he helped to write. The firm was also included in an exhibition at the Modern Museum of Art for the collaboration with artist Reginald Adams on the Fannin South Light Rail Station.

In addition, Jeffrey has a passion for shaping the architects of tomorrow.  He has taught as an assistant at his alma mater, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and as an adjunct professor at both The University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Prairie View A&M. He has been a guest critic at the above-mentioned institutions, Rice University, Roger Williams University and University of Texas at Arlington.  He is also active in numerous professional organizations including the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of Directors for the Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Gulf Coast Chapter of the USGBC.

Jeffrey is at work on a new book, The Architectural Potential of Tilt Wall.

About the TCA

Founded in 1986, the Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) strives to improve the quality and acceptance of site-cast Tilt-Up construction, a method in which concrete wall panels are cast on-site and tilted into place. Tilt-Up construction is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States, combining the advantages of reasonable cost with low maintenance, durability, speed of construction and minimal capital investment. At least 10,000 buildings, enclosing more than 650 million square feet, are constructed each year using this construction method.

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