BIOGRAPHY: Cameron Armstrong



Cameron has served CAA in a number of roles since its formation in 1993. Prior to CAA, he worked in minerals prospecting and real estate development. As a consultant and broker in New York and Houston during the 1980's and '90's, he gained experience in the sale, leasing and financing of real property - standout transactions include Texas' largest non-institutional deal of 1988-89, to which he brought the buyer (seven office buildings/one closing). His architectural apprenticeship included supervision of multi-unit housing and high rise office buildings, including some of Houston's top properties. Recent projects have attracted tours and publications, and sometimes controversy. In 1994, he received a New Forms Initiative grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (with project partner Rob Ziebell).


Cameron has been active in a number of non-profit and service organizations, including Aurora Picture Show (Board member), The Hospice in the Texas Medical Center (Ethics Committee: 1998-2000), Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston (Board of Advisors), The Sierra Club (Houston Clean Air Act Coordinator on behalf of Sierra, The Audubon Society, and The Wilderness Society: 1987-88), Houston Sculpture/2000 (Board member), and Site/Work/S (Director: 2000-2002).


Cameron's work in the fields of art and design has been featured nationally and internationally since 1977, incuding broadcasts by CNN, The Discovery Channel, and other networks, and in print publications such as The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. His writings have been published in various media, including Metropolis, Cite, Sculpture, and other periodicals. Please see Bibliography for details.


Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Cameron spent his childhood primarily in Canada and the United Kingdom. Following studies at The American School in London, Oberlin College and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), he graduated from Yale University, M.Arch. '81. He lives with his wife, Terrell James, in Houston, Texas.