Tari Rayala, AIA, LEED AP

Director of High-Performance Architecture

As the Director of our High-Performance Architecture (HPA) practice, Tari approaches each project with a balance of ingenuity, creativity, and attention to the client’s needs. She practices responsible design by focusing on buildings that perform well, consume a minimal amount of energy, and contribute to the decarbonization of our built environment.


Tari has worked in architecture for more than 30 years, specializing in high-performance architectural design and project management. She received her architecture license in 2006 and joined CR-BPS in 2021.

Education, Licenses, and Accreditations

MArch, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BA, Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Licensed Professional Architect (MN, WI)
LEED Accredited Professional
Certified Professional Project Manager (CPPM)
Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)
2020 Minnesota Building Code Certified Building Plans Examiner

Why do you love working here?

“I am inspired by my co-workers’ expertise and passion for improving building performance, and I enjoy learning and creating solutions with them.”

What are you most passionate about outside the built environment?

“I am most passionate about the environment in which I live and recreate. I’m involved in protecting the waters of Lake Superior and the St. Louis River by assisting in clean-up efforts and encouraging the respect and responsible use of these two precious resources.”

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