“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.
Gary Dicken explains how Qasr Al Hosn has been restored and now stands as its nation’s living memorial and the narrator of Abu Dhabi’s history.
Six of our projects are shortlisted for this year's RIBA regional awards, to be announced in May, which are awarded for UK schemes of the highest architectural standard.
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.
BDP is shortlisted for the most amount of BD Architect of the Year Awards 2019, than any other practice, for the second year in a row.
The new School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings Campus has received full planning permission.
Manchester principal Sue Emms has been shortlisted in the Transformational Leader category for the Northern Power Women Awards.
A team from our London studio has designed and built one of the exhibits for this year’s Gingerbread City at the V&A Museum.
Aberdeen Music Hall has reopened following completion of a radical transformation.
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.