Bachelor of Architecture, University of Texas, Austin
Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA)
Founding Member, American College of Healthcare Architects
Past Board Member & Committee Chair, American Institute of Architects – National & Houston Chapters
Member, Texas Society of Architects
NIH NBL / RBL Grant Reviewer
Leed Accredited Professional
Lab of the Year Honorable Mention 2010 – TCH Feigin Center*
American School and University Design Award 2018 – Rice University NEST*
Cynthia is a highly skilled and experienced architect who specializes in laboratory and health education design. Nationally recognized, she has designed over 2.6 million square feet (SF) of academic and science/research facilities.
Cynthia excels in assessing client needs and developing plans to meet them, whether it’s a small renovation, adaptive reuse of space or a complex research building. She leads clients through the process, from project definition to programming, through design and project completion. Cynthia was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2013 in recognition to her advancement of the profession through outstanding practice. A frequent speaker at conferences on the subject of research and clinical laboratory design, Cynthia is published in R&D Magazine, Healthcare Design and Laboratory Design. Prior to establishing her own firm Scientia Architects, Cynthia was a partner of FKP | CannonDesign, leading the Science and Technology practice in Houston.
When not designing labs, Cynthia is involved in her church leading the evening women’s bible studies, president of her HOA, treasurer of an investment club and looks forward to her annual “girls trip” to Mexico that started in 1993.
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