Fiona Cousins

I am an Arup Fellow with expertise in mechanical engineering and sustainability consulting. I have a particular interest in building physics, thermal comfort and energy efficiency, and spent the first few years of my career developing software to analyze the performance of highly-glazed buildings. My interest in energy efficiency in buildings broadened to include all aspects of environmental and social impacts of buildings. The projects that I am most proud of are those where we have achieved strong sustainable performance as well as excellent design and place-making. These projects include Princeton University’s Frick Chemistry Building and the US Embassy in London. I lead the sustainability team in the New York office of Arup and am one of the leaders of the mechanical engineering team there.  I am a LEED® Fellow and have served for two years as the chair of the New York Chapter of the US Green Building Council (Urban Green). I am the 2016 chair of the board of directors of the USGBC. I frequently present on the topics of low-energy design and sustainability. More…

Fiona Cousins lecture is made possible by sponsorship from The American Institute of Architects.


Rod Kruse