Nigel Dancey

Senior Executive Partner

Nigel Dancey is head of Studio 6. His experience spans a range of projects across North America, Europe and the Middle East. He studied architecture at Oxford Polytechnic and the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Washington DC, graduating in 1989. He joined Foster + Partners in 1990, working on numerous competitions, including Jiushi Tower, Shanghai, and Yaraicho in Tokyo. He was subsequently project architect for the addition to Joslyn Art Museum – the practice’s first building in the United States.

He became a project director in 1994 and a senior partner and leader of Studio 6 in 2004. He was the partner in charge, from inception to completion of the award-winning McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, Surrey and the McLaren Production Centre, completed in 2011. He has expertise in the design of education and research buildings, with a portfolio that includes the Faculty of Management at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen; the Center for Clinical Sciences and the Clark Center at Stanford University; the Faculty of Pharmacy for the University of Toronto; Langley Academy, a sustainable UK secondary school; and the School of Management at Yale University.

Recent projects include two high-rise office buildings, The Bow in Calgary and Caja Madrid in Madrid; Jameson House, a mixed-use tower in Vancouver; the ME London Hotel, a resort in Mauritius; the Palace of Peace and Khan Shatyr entertainment centre in Astana, Kazakhstan; and Fortaleza Hall for SC Johnson in Wisconsin. Current projects include the Monaco Yacht Club, mixed-use towers in Istanbul, an office tower 425 Park Avenue, a hotel in Crimea and residential towers in Mumbai. He was awarded an Honorary Senior Fellowship by the Design Futures Council in 2007.