We are leaders in the higher education sector, consistently creating inspiring learning environments. Gavin Elliott, head of education
Designing for higher education continues to form a significant proportion of our work. Education is increasingly recognised as a primary catalyst for social and economic development and this is reflected in our growing portfolio of projects.
We create student centred learning environments that promote interaction and address a range of needs from general teaching hubs through to specialist faculty buildings.
Our commitment to a user centred design ethos, our very strong sense of place and the adoption of innovative design technologies, such as design for manufacture assembly and low carbon timber structures, has continued to see our workload flourish.
Sue Emms explains how our university masterplans are the first step in collaborating as universities grow partnerships to further their role as engines of social, economic and cultural development.
The new School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings Campus has received full planning permission.
BDP has been appointed with an interdisciplinary design team for the Bio-therapeutics Hub for Innovation in Aberdeen.
Manchester principal Sue Emms has been shortlisted in the Transformational Leader category for the Northern Power Women Awards.
BDP is shortlisted with a team led by Studio Libeskind and including !melk, NRB, Dcon, Arup, Brock McClure Consultants, O'Herlihy Access Consultancy, JGA and i3PT for the University College Dublin Future Campus international design competition.
As traditional architectural training is increasingly challenged education director Sue Emms describes emerging pathways into the profession and explains that practices have an increasing role to play in ensuring a socially inclusive and dynamic architectural profession for the future.
Construction has started on the Penryn Campus near Falmouth for Project Launchpad, a new building for Falmouth University.
Architect director Bruce Kennedy explains how international relationships built on trust and mutual understanding enable projects to be delivered to a coordinated masterplan without compromising the individuality of each concept.