2014 Distinguished Gentlemen Honoree: Zamarr Brown, RA, LEED AP

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Zamarr Brown, RA, LEED AP

Owner and Principal Architect, Design2Form (D2F)

President & Founder of the National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA) South Florida chapter

Zamarr Brown is the Founder, Owner and Principal Architect of Design2Form (D2F), a full service Architectural, Interior Design and Planning Firm located in Miami, Florida. Since 2002 project experiences include commercial, institutional, municipal, hospitality, industrial, recreational, single-family residential and multi-family residential facilities with an emphasis on sustainable and green design. Some of the notable projects include:

  • Urban League of Broward County Community Empowerment Center (Ft. Laud, FL)
  • Opa-Locka CDC Magnolia North Revitalization Project (Opa-Locka, FL)
  • 7th and 15th Avenue Commercial Corridor Rehabilitation Project (Liberty City, FL)
  • Shiloh Family Worship Center (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • The Mahogany Grille Restaurant & Lounge (Miami Gardens, FL)
  • Historic Hurt Building Preservation (Opa-Locka, FL)
  • Imperial Castle Wellness Spa & Resort (Itaipava, Brazil)

A native of Miami, Mr. Brown is a proud alumni of DASH ( Design and Architecture Senior High), one of the premier design high schools in the U.S. located in the heart of Miami, Florida’s Design District. He graduated from Miami Dade College in 1995 with an Associates of Arts in Interior Design and earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Tuskegee University in 1998.

Mr. Brown is a registered Architect with the states of Florida and Georgia. His professional certifications include NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) and LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) and a CPTED Practitioner (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). He is a member of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network, NOMA (National Organization for Minority Architects) and the President /Founder of the local chapter South Florida NOMA.

Mr. Brown’s professional awards include the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce 2013 Top Minority Business Award and the Legacy Magazine’s 2013 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow. He recognizes the importance of building communities by revitalizing the fabric of neighborhoods and commercial corridors through responsible, environmentally-conscious, cost effective and contextual embraced designs. Mr. Brown and his Firm proudly approaches each project with the client’s objectives in mind, while providing cost effective and sustainable solutions to ensure sound decisions are made. This approach allows his team to establish genuine, professional, and personal relationships. His goal on any project is to stand as a common thread by uniting ideas, concepts, budgets and contexts.

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Distinguished Gentlemen: Honoring the Gentlemen Making An Impact, powered by The K. Jules Project, celebrates our emerging African-American male business and community leaders while also raising funds to support boys & men of color initiatives.

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A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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