"Something that people always associate with me is my Pantone coffee cup — it was a gift from a long-standing client and simulates their corporate branding color. It's a daily reminder of how fortunate we are at Cromwell to be associated with such fantastic friends who also happen to be our clients."

Cynthia Hawkins, ASID, LEED AP ID+C, EDAC

Director, Interior Design

(501) 400-1045

Cynthia is a native of North Little Rock, Arkansas who obtained her B.F.A. in Interior Design from Louisiana Tech University. She spent her early professional years with the store planning department of a major department store retailer. Seeking diversity in project types, she joined the Cromwell team in 1993. As the current Director of Interior Design, Cynthia is a Professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), an Arkansas State Registered Interior Designer, a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Interior Design + Construction (LEED AP ID+C), and an Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification Professional (EDAC). 

She is a graduate of Leadership Greater Little Rock Class XXVIII, an initiative of the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Arkansas State Board of Registered Interior Designers and has also had the honor of being a member of Advisory Boards for the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, as well as the University of Central Arkansas Interior Design program.

Project experience includes federal, corporate, healthcare, academic, arts, industrial, hospitality and retail design across the nation and around the globe. Working on German-based federal healthcare projects since 2010, Cynthia brings fresh perspectives to domestic projects. The variation of project types Cromwell acquires, coupled with the diverseness of our client base, contributes to continuous development of our keen design skills and expansion of our collective corporate knowledge.

Her husband, Mark, is the e-commerce director of a local publishing company and they have three daughters. As a family, the Hawkins' enjoy traveling, hiking, and canoeing.

What is the most out-of-the-box task you do at work?

Being part of an internal office committee mandating that concrete moisture testing specs be included and followed on each of our projects. Never dreamed I'd need to understand this much about concrete slabs.

What is the best compliment you have received?

That I'm a steadfast friend.

What is your most unusual possession?

A ledger of some sort that belonged to an ancestor. The handwritten notes are in German (I think) and the page is dated 1889.

What is the best advice you've ever been given?

People who don't make mistakes at work, must not be working at all. -Margaret Arnold, Arnold Fireworks (my second employer)