Trained as an architect, Cameron Sinclair has worked in every major natural disaster over the two decades. From post conflict reconstruction in Kosovo to community led building in Haiti, Sinclair has been developing and building shelters for communities in 49 countries and has raised over $60M for humanitarian activities. With non-profits, private family foundation and social impact groups, he built schools, health clinics, affordable housing and developed sustainable reconstruction and development projects.
He is a strong advocate in the power of design as a catalyst for social and economic change. Sinclair compiled a number of best selling books, is a visiting professor to a number of universities and holds an honorary doctorate of Architecture. Sinclair was a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, an advisor at USAID and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. As recipient of many awards, Sinclair won the TED prize, the National Design Award and a runner-up for UK Designer of the Year.
He is based in Sausalito, California and gives a damn.