Sibyl studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, Berlin University of the Arts (UDK) and the University of East London. After completing a Masters in Architecture: Computing and Design, she worked for 5 years with a variety of architectural and design practices in London and taught digital design techniques at Central St Martins School of Art.
On relocating to Singapore to work at a small architectural design firm she worked for three years as lead designer and job runner for a passive solar school in Ladakh in the Indian Himalayas. Designing for such a remote location revealed another world of traditional crafts and natural materials, and she left full time office based work to improve her knowledge of construction.
She now works as a freelance designer and aspirational builder and has been learning construction skills in various locations throughout the world including timber-framing in Wales, a year of start-up permaculture in the subtropical Argentinian jungle and two months of natural building in Oregon.
Upon returning to the UK she discovered Straw Works and the School of Natural Building. Her thoughts on the relationship between architects, natural building and computers can be found at http://ibyls.net, along with some of her work.