Cassandra Tyler

Cassandra Tyler

Portland, OR, US



Competent technical architectural designer with a keen eye for detail and quality conformance.  Highly adept at applying building codes and standards to assess code conformance and develop code compliant building solutions.  Experience with HMIS allowable chemical quantities and classification.  Thorough knowledge of LEED, Living Buildings and The Natural Step.  Project experience with residential, tenant improvement, commercial, government, industrial, semi-conductor and data centers.  Performed all phases of building design and delivery including construction administration.  Excellent public speaker with both Architecture and Engineering degrees for better interdisciplinary communication.  Passionate about sustainability with a focus on traditional methods as well as new innovation.


The SSOE Group, Hillsboro, OR, US, Code Analyst | Architectural Designer

Performed code analysis’ of commercial, industrial, solar and semi-conductor manufacturing facilities using building codes, fire codes, and applicable standards. Provided code compliant solutions, recommendations, and diagrammatic summary drawing sets. Composed code compliance reports and alternative materials and methods requests. Created a hazardous material inventory system (HMIS) and allowable quantities compilation for a solar manufacturer and performed HMIS updates a large semi-conductor manufacturer. Responded to various code interpretation requests for in-office project teams. Assisted with architectural drawing creation for a new data center, completed drawing quality checks for clean-room architectural drawing projects, and assisted with redlines and drawing detail composition for clean-room and dirty side detailing. Developed a curriculum for training Tool Install designers that included multimedia presentations, play books, an instructor’s guide, and hands-on labs.

Aug 2011 - Aug 2013

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Research Assistant

Assist with research and proposals. Research areas included organic farming, low-impact development (LID) techniques, and sustainability plans for ports. Also assisted with the Interdisciplinary Design Experience (IDex) program.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Visiting Associate Professor of Architecture and Construction Management

Taught Environmental Control Systems I & II, and two semesters of a Seminar in Environmental Controls introducing students to LEED, preparing them for the AP and GA exams and introducing them to submittals, templates, and strategies. Advisor for Emerging Green Builders, and Builders Without Borders/Architects Without Borders. Coached a team for the Associated Schools of Construction Competition in Reno, Feb 2009.

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

SERA Architects, Portland, OR, US, Jr. Job Captain

Performed construction administration of the Clackamas County Development Services Building, including interdisciplinary coordination. Worked on schematic design, and graphics of a residence hall, as well as as-built documentation and drawings with a team for the Oregon Department of Transportation. Co-chaired a design team for the PDX Lounge, a 10,000 sq ft raw space transformed into a temporary lounge and networking garden showcasing Oregon’s sustainable businesses and products at GreenBuild 07’ in Chicago.

Jul 2007 - Aug 2008

Winstead and Associates, Oregon City, OR, US, Intern/ Architectural Designer

Responsible for production of design development and construction documents for projects with construction costs up to 8 million. Projects included tenant improvements, small commercial, single family residential, and multi-family residential. Exposure to code consulting, plan review, and construction administration. Managed a team of up to 4 drafters and interns.

Sep 2005 - Jul 2007


Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, Masters, Civil Engineering

Advanced degree focusing on sustainability, modeling, and public policy. Water resources as an environmental focus.

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2004 - May 2005

University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, US, Bachelors, Architecture

Minor in Art

Aug 1999 - May 2004