Advocates Team Up: Cameron Sinclair Joins AEC Cares to Make a Difference for Denver’s Homeless

June 19, 2013

Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and ‘chief eternal optimist’ of Architecture for Humanity, has signed on to speak on June 19 at the upcoming AEC Cares blitz build event to help the homeless. The one-day event brings together a team of volunteers from across the U.S. — architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from Reed, the AIA and The Home Depot Foundation — who are working to make a difference in the Denver community.

Like Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, AEC Cares is made up of members of the architectural, engineering and construction industries who want to create positive change for communities in need. AEC Cares selects a new project every year and works to bring together the needed design teams, funding and building product donations. This year, the group is renovating a historic Denver building, a Coalition property that provides comfortable housing and health care to disabled vets and homeless men and women who have nowhere else to turn.

“Having Cameron Sinclair attend our ‘projectDenver’ event is an honor,” stated Laura Marlow, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Reed Construction Data. “We are sure his success with Architecture for Humanity will inspire members of our community to get involved and build solutions that last.”

Cameron Sinclair, an architect as well as pioneer humanitarian, started Architecture for Humanity in 1999 after witnessing the need for the community to come together and make a change. Voted one of Fortune Magazine’s seven people changing the world for the better, Sinclair has lead projects throughout the world, including the Tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. In 2011, President Obama asked him to serve on the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA).

Sinclair will speak at the luncheon on the day of the June 19 event, when hundreds of volunteers don hard hats at the Beacon Place facility to transform the community areas of the property into safe, healing environments.

The Beacon Place project in Denver is AEC Cares’ third annual event. For more information about AEC Cares and projectDenver, please visit www.AECcares.com.

About AEC Cares
AEC Cares is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation actively supported by Reed Construction Data, the AIA, Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. To learn more about AEC Cares, visit www.aeccares.com.

About Reed Construction Data
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Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, construction news through a suite of online and print references — all valuable resources for architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals in the construction industry. For more information, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com or call 877-REED411.

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