Amanda Cassidy, SMSI, CDT is both an energetic people person and highly technical. As a building enclosure consultant for SME she is very knowledgeable in building enclosure materials and systems. She has 17 years of experience solving building problems in existing and new structures. Amanda specializes in historic rehabilitation and building forensics and feels honored to be able to pursue her passion for preserving and restoring historic buildings and helping people solve their building problems. Since joining SME in 2000, Amanda has completed her Masters in Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and worked her way up to being a successful project manager.

Seeing the finished product, whether a repair or a restoration, is most exciting for Amanda knowing she helped make the project better in some way. Amanda is known as the “Church Lady” in the restoration industry having helped many churches begin restoration programs that continue over the years. Her goal is to promote preservation of historic structures and restoration that maintains the character of the building.

Amanda is proud of her many affiliations which include being a Fellow at the Larson Center for Leadership. She is a founding member of the Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit (BEC-GD) and serves as one of the Board of Directors. As a Director, she promotes the exchange of information regarding the building enclosure and related science. In addition to the BEC she also has served as recording secretary and chairperson for the Masonry Advisory Board through the Masonry Institute of Michigan (MIM). For more than 10 years, Amanda has promoted open communication about topics relating to the masonry industry. In addition, Amanda is also a member of the Historic Resource Council through the Michigan Historic Resource Network.

Outside of work Amanda likes to spend time with her two “great” daughters and her “awesome” husband. She likes to dance and play Legos with the girls, and also enjoys making her 1923 Dutch Colonial come back to life. She also likes to bake and it’s rumored she bakes killer chocolate chip cookies. When time permits, Amanda also likes to run, is a volunteer at Gleaners Food Bank and supports the revitalization of Detroit.

Projects

No More Lost Sleep

Demolition and remediation of former Stearns & Foster mattress site will attract new development opportunities and bring much-needed tax revenue and jobs to Lockland.

MendelsonKornblum opens sustainable medical office building

SME's Building Enclosure Commissioning improved constructability and durability of this purpose-built medical facility in Livonia, Michigan. Opening this sustainable outpatient center not only provides efficiencies and a better patient experience, it allows for expanded surgical program.