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Cameron Sinclair

Sinclair in 2011
Born (1973-11-16) 16 November 1973 (age 43)
London, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Architect
Awards TED Prize; National Design Award; Bicentenary Medal of the Royal Society of Arts; Aspen Seven
Projects Open Architecture Network; Architecture for Humanity; Worldchanging; Design Like You Give A Damn

A true architect is not an artist but an optimistic realist. They take a diverse number of stakeholders, extract needs, concerns, and dreams, then create a beautiful yet tangible solution that is loved by the users and the community at large. We create vessels in which life happens.
Cameron Sinclair
Design is about creating spaces for people to enjoy and of course, creating moments where you elevate the spirit, but 'design for good' is figuring out a program that not only creates better spaces, but creates jobs, creates new industry and really kind of raises the conversation about how we rebuild.
Cameron Sinclair
It angers me when sustainability gets used as a buzz word. For 90 percent of the world, sustainability is a matter of survival.
Cameron Sinclair
Treat the world like a failed state; then you can understand the players needed to fix it.
Cameron Sinclair
A career is a job you love, right? That's what a career should be. If you're in a job that you hate, you should quit. That's the way I look at it. I'm in a job that I love, so I'm going to make it my career.
Cameron Sinclair
When you as a designer design something that burdens a community with maintenance and old world technology, basically failed developed world technology, then you will crush that community way beyond bad design; you'll destroy the economics of that community, and often the community socially is broken.
Cameron Sinclair
Ego gets you inches but it doesn't get you impact.
If you're a pioneer and you come up with something that can change the world and you turn round and say 'I'm not going to share this idea with anyone,' then you only impact the few and not the many.
Cameron Sinclair
I build community. However, I do it wearing a number of hats.
When your focus is social change and not financial change, why wouldn't you want to share that openly? Innovation only succeeds when it's shared.
Cameron Sinclair
When sustainability is viewed as being a matter of survival for your business, I believe you can create massive change.
Cameron Sinclair
The Internet has created an incredible democratization of the architecture industry.
Cameron Sinclair