Dan is originally from just outside Cardiff, Wales. He is interested in the evolution of how we live and work and what this means for the design of the spaces we inhabit, as well as the role of technology in architecture. His background leading projects that utilize computational architecture and BIM, led him to look at how processes can encourage a greater concentration on design. Dan is a keen cook, and has a love for food and its origins. He is also an enthusiastic volunteer in his community, coaching the local rugby and cricket teams.
Dan Sibert is a partner based in London who has extensive experience of leading high profile projects from design and planning through to completion, both in the UK and internationally. These have ranged from commercial and residential schemes to hotels and cultural developments. He joined Foster +Partners in 1995 after graduating from University College London. Dan became a partner in 2004 and a senior partner in 2017.
He has extensive experience of leading projects through complex planning processes. He is highly experienced working within London and spent the early part of his career working on a number of office schemes in the City. Initially he was involved in the construction of the headquarters for Sainsbury’s at 33 Holborn and then went on to manage One London Wall, which was completed in 2003. Early in his career at the practice he began to work internationally on the Daewoo Electronics Headquarters in Seoul.
He then went on to be project partner for the Kogod Courtyard Enclosure at the Smithsonian Institution. This award winning cultural project aimed to give a new living room to the city, providing a landscaped flexible event space within the third oldest building in Washington DC. Covered by a complex parametrically designed glazed roof. the project gave Dan a deep understanding of the use of advanced geometric processes in construction. Also subject to a challenging approval process, the project was completed in 2008. Recently in the United States, Dan has been involved in the new Technology and Innovation Centre for Comcast in Philadelphia, and has been in charge of a number of large scale projects in Paris, most notably the Hermitage Plaza - a mixed use high rise project adjacent to the Grand Axis, which will include the tallest towers in Europe.
He has also completed Principal Place, that involved one of London’s largest and most complex planning permissions, a high rise mixed use masterplan on the city fringe. This project combines the new headquarters for Amazon, alongside a high rise residential tower and affordable housing.