Brian Sinclair

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sinclair-nezu-crop-feb2013Dr. Brian R. Sinclair is Professor of Architecture + Environmental Design, and former Dean, in the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design.  He has served as Presidential Advisor on Design + Sustainability, a demanding and creative role unique in the landscape of higher education.  Brian is president of sinclairstudio inc., a Canadian-based multi-disciplinary design|research corporation engaged in a broad array of global projects.  Prior to his deanship, Sinclair was Chair of the Architecture school at Ball State University.  Brian holds postgraduate degrees in architecture and psychology.  An educator and practitioner, Sinclair`s expertise + engagement spans from science to art.  Professional memberships include American Institute of Architects, Union of Mongolian Architects, Society of Nepalese Architects, Council for Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat, and Fellowships in Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and International Institute for Advanced Studies. International boards include Architectural Research Centers Consortium and Toda Institute for Global Peace + Policy.  His doctoral degree (University of Missouri) focused on an innovative holistic design + planning framework to improve quality of life for some of world’s poorest people.  Scholarship includes professional practice, design methods, open building, agile architecture, strategic planning, integrated design, environmental psychology, international development, systems & sustainability, and the collision of science + spirit. His newest book (2009, CaGBC) is entitled “Context, Culture and the Pursuit of Sustainability”.