“IT’S OUR FRESHNESS AND CREATIVE ENERGY — COMBINED WITH OUR STRENGTH AND EXPERIENCE ACROSS ALL SECTORS — THAT GIVES US OUR EDGE.” Benedict Zucchi, chair of architecture
Our architects are passionate about the role of design to improve the quality of life. We design places for all of life's activities and at every scale.
We are united by the simple idea that people are at the heart of the design process. We design across all the major sectors and our specialist skills include Sustainability, Urban Design, Heritage and Creative re-use. We are recognised as international leaders in each. Our open plan design studios are creative hubs where we work in an interdisciplinary environment which stimulates cross discipline and cross sector thinking.
Watch latest video by BDP about our Award winning Alder Hey Children's Health Park in Liverpool.
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.
Here are some of our career stories.
The Well, Toronto is one of the city’s current mega projects and Adrian Price summarises our approach to design and placemaking in a city following a vision for sustainable growth.
Planning permission has been granted for Bonham Quay office development and adjacent student accommodation overlooking Galway's Docks.
The Scottish education system wants transformational learning future environments for the digital age. Colin Allan describes how to design a range of schools including a listed Georgian mansion, a new community campus and a world first faith campus which are influenced by historic precedent and current best practice.
Manchester’s Ordsall Chord is the first asymmetric network arch in the world and required the largest mobile crane in Europe to lift into place – head of transport Peter Jenkins explains the design concept, radical innovation and collaboration behind this major infrastructure project.
BDP has appointed three new principals who will join the company’s board of directors from 1 July 2018.
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.
Yuli Cadney-Toh has joined BDP’s Bristol studio as architect director with over 25 years’ experience in the design and management of a range of complex projects spanning high-rise commercial, aviation, healthcare, residential and broadcasting.