BOSTON — Approaching its 50th year of practice, national architectural and interior design firm Dyer Brown announced its recent certification as an Officially Certified LGBT® Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) by the Business Voice of the LGBT community and the nation’s exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned and operated businesses.
Certified starting this year by the Washington, DC based National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) through its Supplier Diversity Initiative, Dyer Brown is a leader in its professional fields in a business environment that increasingly values diversity and seeks LGBTBE (Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Business Enterprise) certified service providers. ).
According to Dyer Brown Chief Brent Zeigler, AIA, IIDA, President and Director of Dyer Brown, the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves as the commercial voice of the LGBT community and acts as the nation’s exclusive certifying body for people owned and operated by LGBT people. companies.
“Dyer Brown is known for service and innovation and recognized nationally for its award-winning design portfolio as well as its leadership in business services, support for building owners and its work with institutional organizations and non-profit,” says Zeigler. “In addition to being listed as one of Boston’s Top LGBT-Owned Companies encompassing our national presence in Atlanta and other markets, this official designation further reinforces Dyer Brown’s commitment to working with clients who make more in addition use various service providers like us.”
In addition to architectural and interior design projects as well as a national workplace strategy profile that has grown during the pandemic, Dyer Brown Architects offers a fully integrated suite of professional services, including high-level advice for building owners and businesses, as well as 3D concept visualization. The company’s customers range from property owners and developers to end users such as global enterprises and major regional brands in various market sectors including workplace, retail, hospitality and higher education. .
“We are thrilled to welcome Dyer Brown to the ever-expanding network of NGLCC-certified LGBT business enterprises and the hundreds of businesses and government agencies eager to put them to work,” said NGLCC Co-Founder and President. , Justin Nelson, who created the organization. with co-founder and CEO Chance Mitchell in 2002.
With this designation, according to Nelson, Dyer Brown is now eligible to participate in NGLCC’s Supplier Diversity Programs with Fortune 500 companies and government agencies nationwide. Dyer Brown can also take advantage of a wide range of educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC, and the company can work to foster business-to-business relationships with other certified LGBTBE businesses.
Dyer Brown’s latest announcement signals the company’s continued robust growth and expansion in project types and scales. This move also reflects Dyer Brown’s expansion into new national markets, including higher education and hospitality, which require vision and experience.
Zeigler adds, “It is an honor to be welcomed into this organization. As a design-driven organization and an LGBT-owned and operated business, we look forward to working side-by-side with other organizations within our diverse community to democratize access to excellence. design and workplace strategy, among other valuable services.