Cindy Cogil


"Becoming a mechanical engineer was really the culmination of my interest in architecture and building physics."

Cindy brings a strong skill set in building mechanical systems, with special expertise in environmentally conscious building design. She co-developed the heat transfer model for below-grade structures in the LBNL/DOE EnergyPlus building energy simulation computer program, which R&D Magazine named one of the 100 most technologically significant products of 2003. "Becoming a mechanical engineer was really the culmination of my interest in architecture and building physics," she says wryly, "coupled with my competitive disposition to defy gender stereotypes." She's pleased things have changed since she entered the profession. "Now I am one of many women engineers in our firm, and I hope that I can help other women new to the profession see a path for themselves." When she gets time for herself, "I really enjoy fishing," Cindy remarks. "I am calmed by the rhythm of movement, the single-minded nature of it. I completely lose track of time."

Mechanical Engineering, Museums-Cultural, Sustainable Design, University Design, Workplace Design

Clinton W. Phillips Service Award, ASHRAE-- National Capital Chapter (2013); "40 under 40," Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine (2008); "New Faces of Engineering" top nominee, ASHRAE (2003)

Professional Credentials
LEED Accredited Professional, Building Design + Construction (LEED AP BD+C), Professional Engineer (PE)

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Community Involvement

Cindy has volunteered her time to the National Capital Chapter of ASHRAE, serving in numerous roles including committee chair, member of the Board of Governors, and the officer positions of secretary, treasurer, vice president and president-elect. Most recently, she was co-chair of the ASHRAE Professional Development Committee, which develops the organization's continuing education courses.