Profiles in Preservation

Tiffani Simple, RA

As it first appeared on the Black in Historic Preservation Instagram on 17 March 2021:

This week’s Profiles in Black Preservationists brings us to the state of NY where we will learn more about a forensic architect - Tiffany Simple RA.

Tiffany has an infectious passion for preservation as displayed by the multiple projects she has worked on as a member of WJE’s team and now as the owner and principal of her own firm, Simple Design.

You can catch Tiffani wearing another hat as conference panel moderator, Fri., March 19, as she facilitates the 5th Annual Women in the Built World Symposium’sWalk the Walk: Combating Injustice” afternoon panel discussion, featuring Nakita Reed, another Black Preservationists Directory member.

Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE) will host the Symposium in partnership with AIA Illinios (AIA IL), Chicago Chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Architects (Arquitectos), and more.


Tiffany Simple’s bio from her firm’s website,

"Tiffani Simple specializes in historic preservation and forensic architecture. Her education and experience in both architecture and historic preservation guide her with a unique and mindful approach to each project. Tiffani has a passion for solving problems within the built environment and has managed a variety of projects ranging from historic structure reports and condition surveys to the design and implementation of repairs.

Tiffani is an active member in several professional organizations including the Association of Preservation Technology (APTI), the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). As a minority female architect in preservation, she is dedicated to advocating towards a more inclusive industry. She is a co-chair of APT’s Inclusion Advocacy Committee and is part of several advocacy organizations within the design industry.


Bachelor of Architecture | Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Master of Science in Historic Preservation | University of Pennsylvania.

Professional Registrations

Registered Architect in the State of New York."

- K. Kennedy Whiters (kW), @iamkennedyw

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