Architecture for Humanity has just announced that the altruistic organization’s co-founders Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr will be leaving the organization after fifteen years of leadership. Beginning on April 6, 2014, Sinclair will leave his Executive Director position to focus on his personal design and community development work. The organization is confident that it will continue its world wide outreach after its founders have stepped down.
Sinclair and Stohr have actively worked with Architecture for Humanity since its inception in 1999. Over the past fifteen years, Sinclair, as Executive Director, has overseen the non-profit’s expansion to 63 chapters around the world, including a network of 75,000 architects. Architecture for Humanity has effectively helped victims of 15 natural and man-made disasters, providing housing and survival design to 300 projects in 47 countries.
Although Sinclair will continue to lead the organization until next spring, Stohr will be departing on September 30, 2013, returning to her career in television production. Before Sinclair leaves, he will head the launch of a Founders Fund, which hopes to raise $1.5 million dollars for future and existing projects before Architecture for Humanity’s fifteenth anniversary.
Along with the Board of Directors, Sinclair has helped implement a five year strategic plan to ensure Architecture for Humanity’s longevity – to continue in his and Stohr’s intended vision. The Board will conduct an international search for their new Executive Director beginning at the close of September.