Cameron Sinclair

Cameron is the Executive Director of the Jolie-Pitt Foundation and founder of The Department of Small Works. He builds for communities in need.

Previously Sinclair co-founded and ran Architecture for Humanity, a charitable organization which built architecture and design solutions for humanitarian crises. During his 14 year tenure the organization worked in forty eight countries and raised over $50M for humanitarian initiatives. Projects ranged from schools, health clinics, affordable housing and long term sustainable reconstruction after natural and man-made disasters.

Sinclair co-edited the bestselling books Design Like You Give A Damn 1 and 2 and is currently writing a book on the future of architecture. As a teacher and visiting professor he is involved in bringing socially relevant design into academia and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Westminster.

Sinclair was a recipient of the TED prize and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. In 2008 he was named as a joint recipient of the National Design Awards and the following year jointly awarded the Bicentenary Medal by the Royal Society of Arts for increasing people’s resourcefulness.