Tamarah Begay, AIA , NCARB, AICAE, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

Principal-In-Charge

Tamarah is the Founder of IDS+A, a Navajo Woman Owned architectural firm. Ms. Begay is a member of the Navajo Nation and has over 10 years of experience working with Native American Tribes on public safety, judicial, education, housing projects, and her recent work for the Navajo Nation has focused on Feasibility Studies and Master Planning. She is a high-level LEED Accredited Professional experienced in incorporating current sustainable practices into her innovative planning and design work. As a founding member of the American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers, Tamarah has long been committed to mentoring junior Native American office staff and students. Ms. Begay is an exceptionally talented visionary, uniquely driven to instill Native American cultural identity in all work that IDS+A designs.


Education & Professional Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2002
  • Masters of Architecture, University of New Mexico, 2004
  • Founder and Board Member, American Indian Council of Architects and Engineers, 2004
  • Member, United States Green Building Council, 2009
  • Appointed Member, American Institute of Architects National Diversity Council, 2012
  • Registered Architect, New Mexico #5192, 2012

email: tbegay@ids-a.com

National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED)

2016 Native American 40 Under 40 Recipient