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Dan Jones

MA Cantab, Dip Arch RIBA 
born West Yorkshire, 1971
married with two children

Dan is an architect and co-founder of architecture practice civic. civic received the national Architect of the Year Award for Environmental Excellence and two RIBA Awards for the Gamlingay Eco Hub community center. Dan is a Design Council Expert, High Streets Task Force Expert, member of the GLA’s Specialist Assistance Team (Regeneration) and member of Design Review Panels including for Design South East, LB Enfield and LB Hounslow. Dan has taught Architecture at Cambridge, the AA, London Met, Sheffield and Oxford Brookes universities. Dan regularly makes contributions on social infrastructure, environmental sustainability, and community engagement. 

Dan Jones civic London

Current Positions

Since 2024Design Council Expert Network 
Since 2023Design South East Bexley Design Review Panel
Since 2023Design South East Kingston Placemaking Panel
Since 2022Design Council DLUHC Design Code Pathfinder Program Expert Panel
Since 2021Design Council Network Rail Design Review Panel
Since 2020Design South East Oxford Design Review Panel
Since 2020High Streets Task Force Expert
Since 2019Hounslow Council Design Review Panel
Since 2018Civic Trust Awards Assessor
Since 2018Enfield Council Place & Design Quality Panel
Since 2017Mayor of London Specialist Assistance Team (Regeneration)
Since 2005Co-founder, Director of civic

Previous Positions

2013-2020Design Council Cabe Built Environment Expert; Oxford Design Review Panel; Bexley Design Advice Panel; Waltham Forest Design Review Panel
2010-2013Oxford Brookes University
Design Studio Leader, Post-graduate Diploma in Architecture
2010-2011Department for Children, Schools and Families
Play Shaper Facilitator
2004-2005The Glass-House community led design
2001-2004The Architecture Foundation
Project Coordinator
2001-2005Dan Jones Architects
Founding Director
1996-2001Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Senior Architect
1994-1996Caruso St John Architects
Swan Yard; Stratford Advice Arcade; Walsall Art Gallery
1995-1996Architecture Research Unit
Witznitz, Leipzig phase 2
1993-1994Mark Brearley Architecture and Planning
Assistant Architect


1998-1999London Metropolitan University
Professional Diploma in Architecture, Part 3
1994-1996University of North London
Professional Diploma in Architecture, Part 2 
1990-1993University of Cambridge
MA in Architecture 

Selected Talks

2024Cambridgeshire ACRE: Centenary Community Buildings Conference
Reuse it or lose it! – how to breathe new life into existing community buildings. 
2018Cambridgeshire ACRE: Community Buildings Conference
Ensuring your community building is fit for the future
2016RIBA: Great British Buildings series
Tour of civic’s Gamlingay EcoHub Community Centre 
2016Open House London
DTours of civic’s ROYALS Youth Centre, and Rainham Village
2015The Royal Academy: Shared Cities events programme
Talk on civic’s ROYALS Youth Centre
2013Eco Build: Sustainable small projects series
Exemplary public and community buildings
2012Design Council Cabe: Neighbourhood Planning & Climate Change seminar
Talk on civic’s Gamlingay Eco Hub

Professional Qualifications

Since 1998Architects Registration Board member

What People Say

“A place to make your spirit soar! This was a product of a dedicated architect and a creative and committed community organisation working in harmony. Despite its tight (£1.2m) budget and its ‘green’ credentials, the Eco Hub feels luxurious. Dan stuck with the project and delivered the vision. That takes much more than design skills.”

Iain Tuckett, Group Director, Coin Street Community Builder