Fiona Cousins


Fiona Cousins is an Arup Fellow and a member of Arup Group Board, Arup Americas Region Board, and is the firm’s Digital Council chair. She helps lead the sustainability, building engineering, and data strategies teams in Arup’s New York office, and directs technical and research investments for the Americas Region.

Fiona is a mechanical engineer by profession and has spent much of her career engaged in HVAC design, with an area of specialization in thermal comfort and energy efficiency. She has extensive project experience and has worked on a wide range of projects, including the design of museums, archives, trading floors, laboratories, libraries, and performing art centers. She has also worked on planning projects with a focus on energy and sustainability. Fiona is a frequent presenter on transformative sustainable building design, very low-energy design, resilience, and sustainability. She gave the 2016 CIBSE Annual Lecture: “How building services Engineers can save Civilization.” She is also a LEED Fellow.

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