BDP's Success Measured in Two Surveys
BDP has this week come top in the Architects' Journal's 10th anniversary survey - by employing the greatest number of UK qualified architects. In addition, in Building Design's first ever BD Impact survey which uses a different set of criteria, BDP has come second, only to Foster & Partners.
Quoting from the Architects' Journal award issue (12.05.05) "Just a brief glance at the 1995 table and one thing jumps out at you. Sitting proud in first place is BDP, the very first holder of the top spot in the . This is the same firm that has dominated the chart for the last decade, coming first for the last five years including this one. ….BDP's consistent position at the top of the AJ100 is not a sign that (it) is a nakedly ambitious commercial firm, wringing every penny from every job taken on. It is more a reflection of the fact that BDP is, in the large part, a damn good practice. And it's good at designing good buildings, whether the client is a private one-man developer or the biggest NHS trust out there". As AJ editor Isabel Allen said in her presentation speech to BDP Chairman Nick Terry… "BDP has set an example of how to combine business growth without ditching architectural values……..It is proof that quantity and quality can co-exist."
The inaugural BD Impact 100 survey, published in Building Design (issue of 13.05.05) ranked architects' performance over the last three years by the volume of completed projects, the number and prestige of design awards and the extent of coverage in the national and trade press . BD states "At the top of the table it is all about phenomenal output. Foster's, BDP, HOK and Atkins remain the powerhouses of British Architecture. That delivers profile and prizes and makes them the most impactful architects in the business in 2005."