“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.
Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester has been named Building of the Year by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.
The Architect’s Journal has revealed that three of our recently completed projects have been shortlisted for AJ Architecture Awards.
BDP has secured planning permission for a new £150m biomedical centre in Manchester for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
Daniel Walder advocates designing schools for a more blended approach to the social and academic aspects, with spaces that encourage and enhance social interaction as part of the school experience.
Singapore studio leader Jeremy Farrington talks about how BDP and Nippon Koei are collaborating on large infrastructure projects in South East Asia for greater integration and physical and economic connectivity in the region.
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.
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.