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Cindy Black, AIA

Cindy is a fifth generation Texan from Dallas. She moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, receiving a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2000. She enjoyed internships at Black + Vernooy and Furman + Keil Architects, both in Austin, before joining forces with Rick to practice architecture in 2001. Cindy was licensed by the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners in 2005, and became a member of the American Institute of Architects in 2012.

In 2008 Cindy opened Hello Kitchen, a creative outlet for smaller scale projects influenced by her other passion, home cooking. With this venture she consulted with several hundred clients about how to improve their cooking spaces through good design, and provided architecture services to bring these projects into fruition. Hello Kitchen projects have been published in Country Living, Austin Monthly Home, Fine Homebuilding and Trends magazines. In 2018, Cindy sold and transferred ownership of Hello Kitchen in order to focus her energy on the design of houses, as well as plein air watercolor and drawing.

Cindy is involved in the Austin design community, and currently serves on the Board of Austin Foundation for Architecture. She currently serves as Chair of Architecture K-12 for AIA Austin, and is developing their Architecture in Schools curriculum. In support of historical works of architecture, Cindy is member of Preservation AustinMidTexMod, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Arts (ICAA). Most notably, Cindy received a Christopher H. Browne scholarship in June 2018 to attend the Rome Drawing Tour with ICAA. Cindy’s travel journal can be read here.

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