“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.
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.
BDP’s team will be heading to Cannes for MIPIM 2018 and our delegates this year will be splitting their time between the London, Manchester and Liverpool stands.
Retail director Gregory Fonseca explains how trust, shared values, reciprocity and mutual respect leads to building enduring and successful client relationships.
The Ordsall Chord, a 300m stretch of rail track and a series of new bridges and viaducts in Manchester designed by BDP, has now completed.