Cameron Sinclair and Kate StohrNat Damm

Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr

Founders, Architecture for Humanity
Sausalito, Calif.

Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr, both 36, founded Architecture for Humanity in 1999 to promote architectural and design solutions to social and humanitarian crises. Their motto: “Design like you give a damn.” (That’s also the name of their book.) Since its founding, Architecture for Humanity has established a network of more than 40,000 professionals who donate their time and expertise to build everything from much-needed facilities in disaster-stricken spots like Haiti and New Orleans to “Football for Hope” centers across Africa, where the love of sport can be channeled to promote social development. The focus is always on building safe, innovative, sustainable structures that serve communities and help fight poverty.

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