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About BDP

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01// CREATING PLACES
FOR PEOPLE

BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. We create outstanding places for people.

Working in interdisciplinary teams we produce integrated, holistic and sustainable solutions. Our cumulative depth of experience gives us leading edge expertise across a wide spectrum of sectors.

Originally established in 1961 as Building Design Partnership, BDP now has studios across the world. These combine local knowledge with the vision, values and infrastructure of a major award winning practice.

02// OUR
VALUES

be creative 

We are passionate about good design.  Curious by nature we are thought leaders, innovators and early adopters of new technologies. In a constantly changing world we create clever solutions which add value for our clients.

be user inspired

We place people at the centre of our thinking. The best designs spring from fusing people, activity and place to produce experiences which are unique, inspiring and surprising.  

be collaborative

Founded on the idea of interdisciplinary working, a one-team ethos is fundamental to our approach.  Within our studios different professions are encouraged to spark off each other and deliver innovation through collaboration.

be supportive

We respect and care for each other and the world we inhabit. Our design community nurtures the skills of talented people within a stimulating environment to support our evolving practice and consistently produce great work for our clients.

be organised

Excellent design comes from excellent management. We eliminate risks to our projects and take pride in running a sustainable and profitable business delivering the highest level of service to our clients.

03// BDP
& Nippon Koei

In March 2016, BDP combined forces with Japan’s leading engineering practice Nippon Koei to form an integrated design group of genuine international reach.

Sharing a philosophy which places an emphasis on design integration and community impact, the new group offers a unique combination of deep technical skills in engineering, architecture and the full range of design disciplines.

While both companies retain their existing operations and their own brand identity, their complementary geographical footprints and technical skills mean that they are able to work collaboratively to win and deliver integrated design solutions across international markets.

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