Cynthia Smith

Director, Facilities Design and Construction

Baltimore City Public Schools

Cyndi Smith is the Director of Facilities Design and Construction at Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland.  In her Director role, she oversees the design and construction of all of the City Schools Capital projects across the portfolio of 156 buildings, which is approximately 20-30 projects and about $35 – $45M per year of work. In addition, she is involved in the 21st Century Schools initiative which City Schools is currently undertaking.Cyndi received her Bachelor’s degrees in Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering with a Structural Concentration from Drexel University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University as well as an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Facilities Planning from San Diego State University’s National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse. Cyndi is a registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Maryland, a Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Accredited Learning Environments Professional (ALEP).Cyndi is active in the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and she has been recognized as a Fellow in both SEI and ASCE for her contributions (F.SEI, F.ASCE). Cyndi has served on both the Northeast Region Board of A4LE as well as the Chesapeake Bay Delaware Valley Chapter Board.