Cindy Kaufman, AIA

Principal Associate

Joining HOLT in 1994, Cindy Kaufman is known for her ability to create unique, thoughtful, and engaging designs for higher education, healthcare and community clients. Cindy’s contextually sensitive architectural solutions integrate features such as light, color, finishes and furnishings to create healthy, appealing, and comfortable spaces.

Using both her architecture and interior design background, Cindy enhances designs by providing creative interior architecture, space planning, and interior finishes and furnishings solutions. Cindy enthusiastically works with end users to help them realize their project goals.

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  • MA, Architecture, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
  • BS, Cornell University, Design & Environmental Analysis


  • Registered Architect: New York


  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)


  • AIA Henry Adams Medal of Merit
  • Richard M. Raemer Memorial Award
  • AIA/AAF Scholarship for Professional Degree Candidates
  • John Entenza Memorial Endowed Award
  • Carol Phelan Scholarship
  • National Accrediting Board Visiting Team Member, University of Houston


  • Cornell University, Hospitality Health and Design Symposium


  • American Builders Quarterly,  article

Outreach and Community Service

  • Cornell University, Guest Critic and Studio Lecturer
  • Family and Children’s Services, Peace of Mind Yogathon Planning Committee
  • Hospicare, Women Swimmin’ Fundraisers
  • Ithaca 2nd Generation Holocaust Survivor’s Convening Team