Cynthia Fishman, AIA | BSpec | NCARB | LEED AP | ACUE | Fitwel Ambassador (she/her) has an extensive background of 15-years in sustainability and the practice of architecture as a licensed architect. She is the Director and founder of the Biomimicry Design Alliance, a research and consulting firm in Denver, CO that makes biomimicry accessible to the design community.
She received her Bachelor of Architecture from Rice University in Houston, TX as well as an Ecological Design Certificate from the Ecosa Institute in Prescott, AZ. Cynthia was part of the first matriculating class at Arizona State University to earn a Master of Science in Biomimicry degree, which is the first in the world to offer an accredited program.
Cynthia is one of the recipients of the 2019 National AIA Young Architect Award, the 2018 Engineering News Record (Mountain States Region) Top Young Professionals Award, and AIA Colorado’s Leadership Award in 2015 for her outstanding contributions to the architectural profession.
Since biomimicry is one of the newest ancient forms of innovation, Cynthia has taken every opportunity to educate the public about its possibilities in the human design world in addition to being an adjunct professor at University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning.
Cynthia has spoken about biomimicry at the USGBC Rocky Mountain Green Conference, the Rocky Mountain Natural Building Conference in Golden, CO, and as the keynote speaker at the USGBC Arizona State Conference in Tempe, AZ. In 2019, she spoke at the CSI (Construction Specification Institute) Build Denver event as their keynote speaker and at the AIA National Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas.