Daniel Ibañez (Madrid, 1981) is a licensed architect with registration number COAM 17812, as well as a Spanish urbanist and educator. He holds a doctorate in design from Harvard University. He currently serves as the director of the Institute of Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and is also the director of Urbanitree. His research primarily focuses on the utilization of biogenic and renewable materials in architecture, while his professional practice centers on the design and development of eco-friendly buildings.
Daniel is currently overseeing the construction of “Terrazas para la Vida,” the tallest industrially-manufactured solid wood social housing building in Spain. He is the author of the installation “Mass is More” at the Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion and co-author of the book “Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial” (Actar, 2019).
Furthermore, Daniel holds the position of senior consultant at the World Bank, where he advises governments and international institutions on architecture and industrialized wood-based urban development.