Cameron Sinclair was trained as an architect at the University of Westminster and at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. During his studies Sinclair developed an interest in social, cultural and humanitarian design. His postgraduate thesis focused on providing shelter to New York’s homeless through sustainable, transitional housing. After his studies, he moved to New York where he worked as a designer and project architect.
In 2006 Sinclair and Architecture for Humanity co-founder Kate Stohr compiled a bestselling bookDesign Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises, following up in 2012 with Volume : Building Change From the Ground Up. He is heavily involved in bringing socially relevant building into academia and serves on advisory boards of the Acumen Fund, the Institute for State Effectiveness and the Ontario College of Art and Design.