17th Voice

17th Voice

Cameron Sinclair is the co- founder and executive director of Architecture for Humanity, a Non-profit organization promoting architecture and design solutions to humanitarian crises and design services to communities in need. Projects range from school build- ing, tsunami and hurricane recon- struction to developing mobile medical facilities to combat HIV/ AIDS.

Sinclair has worked on projects in more than 20 countries including England, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and the United States since 1996. He worked with Lauster/Radu Architects on the restoration of the Brancusi sculptural complex and a 30-year rejuvenation plan for the town of Tirgu Jiu, Romania. This project received the AIA/BSA Willo von Molke Urban Design Award in 1999. As a project architect with Gensler, Sinclair helped design the award-winning school of the International Center of Photography in Manhattan and was a key member in the disaster recovery team for Lehman Brothers after the World Trade Center was destroyed on September 11, 2001. Other projects included a health center for UNITE (Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) and a mixed-use redevelopment plan for Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem.

In 2003, Sinclair was named "Nice Modernist" by Dwell Magazine. He is a recipient of the ASID Design for Humanity award and the Lewis Mumford Award for Peace. In 2004 Fortune Magazine named him as one of the Aspen Seven, seven people changing the world for the better.  Sinclair was one of three winners of the 2006 TED Prize. He trained as an architect at the University of Westminster (BArch Hons) and at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London.