We aim to wow students, parents and teachers. It’s innovation that people value the most and we have no desire to churn out flat-pack designs. Gavin Elliott, head of education
We have a reputation for the design of exemplar places of learning, illustrated by our award winning schools.
We recognise the critical importance of high quality school design and this continues to form a significant part of our work. We were particularly active in both the Academy and the Building Schools for the Future programmes and more recently we have been innovating to meet the challenge of low cost schools.
Our Stirling Prize shortlisted vertical school at Hampden Gurney reinvented the idea of the urban school and has stimulated a consistently creative approach to our work ever since.
Our design philosophy has produced an unrivalled body of work, representing quality and quantity; our schools have achieved outstanding levels of user satisfaction as evidenced by the Post Occupancy Evaluations we undertake.
Project director Sue Emms talks about the design of Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, BDP's Building of the year. Hear what users have to say about their fantastic new building.
5 Cities, 5 Places, One Day is a short film created for BDP's 50th anniversary. This documentary visits five buildings in five different cities showing each over the course of one day, with commentary from local people and users.
New images by Hufton + Crow show the refurbished Smythe Library at Tonbridge School.
An interdisciplinary design team from BDP has been working with Ashanti Akim Community Organisation (AACO) to masterplan and develop an educational community campus in Dampong, Ghana.
We have been shortlisted for BD’s Architect of the Year awards in the three categories of Education Architect of the Year (nursery to 6th form), Interior Architect of the Year and Infrastructure Architect of the Year.
We have won planning permission to build a Centre for Creative Learning for Francis Holland School, a leading independent day school for girls in Sloane Square, Central London.
A new community hub at Mulberry Park in Bath has been given planning consent. The £10m building, for not for profit housing association Curo, located on a former MoD site will be home to a new primary school, children’s nursery and state-of-the-art community facilities.
Responsible for delivering some of our most innovative and award winning schools, Sue Emms leads interdisciplinary teams on a range of projects and is our education sector advisor for northern England
BDP has won a competition with not-for-profit housing provider, Curo, to design a Community Hub at Mulberry Park in Bath
St John Bosco Arts College in Liverpool was announced as a RIBA Award winner in the north west region at an event in Manchester on 16 April. The project also scooped the client of the year award.