Personal Greeting Tyler Schaffer, AIA

LMN Architects

Contact Details

LMN Architects
Mukilteo, WA


Tyler has been actively involved in the architecture industry for 17 years.  He has extensive experience in various stages of project development, including design, documentation, and construction contract administration. He has worked on a wide range of projects, including commercial, residential, transportation, and institutional buildings. This diverse exposure has provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise during the construction phase.

Tyler firmly believes that the role of construction contract administration is critical in bridging the gap between design intent and built reality. He is highly skilled in contract administration, construction documentation review, and on-site observation, ensuring that projects are executed in accordance with the highest standards and compliance with relevant regulations.

Tyler actively participates in industry organizations and has contributed to the advancement of the architecture profession. He is a member of the Seattle chapter of the AIA and is the chair of the Seattle Urban Design Forum.  He participates in various advocacy efforts such as the Comprehensive Plan Work Group, Transit Oriented Development Workgroup, and attends the annual Capital Connections event at the Washington State capital.  In addition, he is chair of the monthly Transportation Architect Roundtable, sharing his knowledge and experience with other architects and planners. He attends a quarterly design summit with his region’s transportation agency to share insights of his experience of construction related issues at their facilities.  He leads his office’s Construction Administration Forum where he presents topics related to construction administration best practices, emphasizing the importance of knowledge sharing.

Tyler is dedicated to promoting excellence in construction contract administration practices and advocating for the continued professional development of architects.  He is eager to contribute his expertise, insights, and ideas to enhance the Leadership Group’s initiatives and help shape the future of construction contract administration within the AIA community.


Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, United States
Master of Architecture, 2006
2005 To 2006
Dissertation: The Boundaries of Social Space: a study into the social implications of architecture
Advisor: Paul Hirzel, Professor Emeritus

Denmark’s International Study Program/Copenhagen University affiliate
Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 To 2005

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington, United States
Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2005
2001 To 2005

Job History

LMN Architects
Seattle, WA, United States
June 2007 - present

Marazzi Architetti
Architect Collaborator
Parma, Italy
February 2007 - May 2007

Page & Beard Architects
Kirkland, WA, United States
June 2006 - September 2006