Biba Dow

Biba Dow

MA Dip.Arch (Cantab) ARB

Founder & Director

Dow Jones Architects


Biba Dow was born in London. She studied architecture at the University of Cambridge.

After graduating, she worked for Powell and Moya, on a new mental health hospital in Hove. In 2000, she established Dow Jones Architects with Alun Jones.

Biba Dow has worked on a range of complex arts and heritage buildings. She has been the project director for the refurbishment of the crypt at Christ Church Spitalfields, and the new heritage centre at the grade 1 listed St Mary Magdalene. She has also led a number of public regeneration and research projects for the GLA, and has a wealth of experience working with listed buildings and with complex client and stakeholder groups.

She has taught at a number of UK universities and is an external examiner at Kingston School of Architecture, and writes about architecture and culture in a variety of publications.

Articles featuring Biba

Design for Life: How to Balance Your Creative Practice

Biba Dow co-founded Dow Jones Architects in 2000 and was shortlisted this year for Architect of the Year in the Women in Architecture Awards. In our interview, Biba shares how she has cultivated a practice over time that is enriched by cultural projects and opportunities to share knowledge.  Why did you and your husband Alun […]

The Archipreneur Report #01 is out now

The AEC industry is on the cusp of a technological transformation which will reshape its future. Over recent decades, the traditionally structured attitude of the architecture and building industry has stunted its growth and natural tendency to explore new territory as innovative thinkers and city shapers. The Archipreneur Report focuses on new trends, business and […]

Products featuring Biba

Report #01

Sensors for Cities
Architects as Inventors
UX for Space

In our first Archipreneur Insights issue we present several founders and industry leaders who are paving new ways of professional practice which creatively combine their architectural skillset with intersecting fields.

Quotes from Biba

  • "We always sort of told ourselves if it didn't work, or if we ran out of work, then he would get another job or eventually we'd both get another job."
  • "Our view is you can learn from everything. We saw everything as potential way to develop our language and to build up our experiences."
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