Cindy was born in Australia, studied in South Africa and moved to London in 1990 to work for Foster+Partners, setting up Walters & Cohen with Michál Cohen in 1994.
Cindy has worked on a diverse range of education, leisure, cultural and commercial projects, including Bedales School in Hampshire, Vajrasana Buddhist Retreat in Suffolk, the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew Gardens, and Regent High School, which won a RIBA National Award in 2016. She is currently leading several projects, including those at the King's School in Canterbury and Newnham College, Cambridge.
Outside the practice, Cindy regularly contributes to academic and professional institutions as an external examiner and guest lecturer. Her long-standing involvement with the RIBA Awards Group has included roles as a member of the Lubetkin Prize jury, Stirling Prize jury, and judge for the President's Research Awards. In 2016 Cindy joined the RIBA Validation Board and was adviser for the Warwick University Faculty of Arts competition. She is also one of Design Council Cabe’s Built Environment Experts and a trustee for the Young Women's Trust. Cindy is currently undertaking a PhD at the Bartlett.
In 2012 Cindy and Michál were awarded the inaugural AJ Woman Architect of the Year Award.