Andrew is a principal, Head of Sheffield studio and North Region Chair, with overall responsibility for the Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham studios. He is also Head of the Healthcare Sector.
Andrew considers his key role is to understand clients’ aspirations, understand the nature of place and design from first principles. He also nurtures design teams to develop their skills and professionalism to their full potential.
Andrew led the design team that won the Birmingham New Hospitals Project in 2004 which contributed to the portfolio of projects that earned BDP the Building Design – Healthcare Building, Architect of Year Award in 2005.
Andrew was also instrumental in initiating BDP’s return to the healthcare sector and designing and delivering the most prestigious new hospital built under the 1998 NHS plan construction programme.
The widespread acceptance that there are no rules any more. A situation both exhilarating and sobering in equal measure, in terms of the responsibility it places on the practice and individual design teams.
James Hepburn leads engineering teams on projects across all sectors, working closely with the architects to design sustainable buildings. Here he showcases the BREEAM award winning Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia as an example of simple, sustainable design.