Why we love Dr. Tokie Laotan-Brown
She is an indigenous Architectural Technologist, this means she works and researches indigenous architectural sites, redevelops them and helps with economical status of these sites by nominating them for world heritage funds.
She also is a member of icomos-Ifla representing Nigeria on International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes
She is the co founder and director of Tea group ltd. She runs women Fund Homes uk and Ireland. She runs merging Ecologies with Tinu Hassan. She is the co founder and CFO of Syntec Group Europe/ wines. She is part of one of the biggest black movement Buytheblock.com and www.bbeig.com as their treasurer.
Born in Wurzburg, Germany to Nigerian parents, Tokie Laotan-Brown is currently undertaking a joint Phd Program in Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage at the University of Nova Gorica and Universita Iuav di Venezia, Italy.
The Author of the books, “Recession Buster:10 Steps to Managing Your Household Budget“, The Spanish Version and ” Recession Buster: Household Budget Workbook“. Tokie also works as an Environmental Architectural Technologist and Cultual Economist.
Tokie is an associate member of International Network of Traditional Building Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU), the Black Designers Showcase in America (BIDS), Construction Industry of Builders (CIOB) in Ireland, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologist (CIAT) UK and UK-Green Building Council. An RSA Fellow and Architectural Technologists` Register, Ireland.
In June 2004, Tokie was an independent candidate for the local elections in Galway.
Tokie was a Mayoral Awards nominee in 2005 and An Image Awards Nominee in 2007.
Tokie’s portrait was commissioned along with 11 other women for a Calendar as one of the most influential women in Galway in 2006. This was done for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.
She has also worked on various housing projects within the Galway city council as a housing spatial policy committee member from 2004 to 2007.