Dr. Brian R. Sinclair



Dr. Brian R. Sinclair is an award-winning 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 sinclair studio 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 renowned Architecture school at Ball State University in Indiana. Brian holds postgraduate degrees in architecture and psychology. An educator and practitioner, Sinclair`s expertise reaches from science to art and his explorations span the space between. Professional memberships include the American Institute of Architects, the Union of Mongolian Architects, the Society of Nepalese Architects, the Council for Tall Buildings + Urban Habitat, and Fellowships in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research & Cybernetics. 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”.

Dr. Sinclair can be reached at brian.sinclair@ucalgary.ca or brian.sinclair@sinclairstudio.ca.