We believe in a conceptual approach which stems from the rigorous intellectual analysis of human behaviour and the interaction of people with the surrounding architectural and landscape environment. Our lighting team comprises a creative collective of artists, product designers, engineers, theatre designers and architects, who offer a vibrant diversity of skills.
Collaboration, conceptual integrity and sustainability are central to our philosophy and are holistically fostered from concept through to final evaluation. We are experienced in all key areas of lighting design and are market leaders in retail, heritage, leisure, education, libraries, workplace, public realm, art and art galleries, exterior architecture, environmental impact assessments and daylight design. We contribute widely to professional bodies and through our publications, seminars and events, we aim to educate and inspire.
Sustainability is rooted in our humanist approach and acknowledgement of our impact on the global community. Our focus is not only on the climate emergency and carbon reduction but on the wider issues of circular economy and health and wellbeing.
Leighton House Museum is a Grade II* listed building with an internationally significant collection, located within the Holland Park Circle of similar artist’s houses. BDP has supported the client in developing the project for over 14 years, and the relationship that has been forged and has resulted in a scheme which is of the highest quality and refinement, and which will enable the museum to fully realise its ambitions.
For the first time in a century the Grade I listed Theatre Royal Drury Lane has been completely refurbished to cutting edge production standard, from the back of the house through the auditorium to the original 18th century Wyatt reception rooms.
Our new architectural installation at Senate House has created a symbol of opportunity and a new canvas for students in the shadow of the University of London’s flagship building.
A showcase for the best in UK offsite manufacturing and construction techniques - a collaboration between landscape and art that aims to highlight the decline of the world’s bee population.
Located along Manchester's River Irwell, the 14,000 square meter Aviva Studios is the UK's largest investment in a national cultural project since the opening of Tate Modern in 2000.
BDP was commissioned to light several areas of public realm, including Clyde Place, an extensively landscaped area at the heart of the campus.
The Frontier at PwC More London is a client facing hybrid of laboratory, office, and collaboration space.
The market hall and public realm has benefited from a new lighting scheme. The design aims to attract visitors, aid navigation and encourage dwell time.
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BDP's meticulous restoration and extension of the Grade II*listed Leighton House secured yet another accolade, claiming victory in the Cultural Project category at the AJ Architecture Awards 2023.
Manchester-based arts and music company, Factory International’s new home at Aviva Studios has opened.
Central Foundation Boys' School, one of the top performing non-selective comprehensive schools in the country, has completed a transformation of its inner-city London campus which provides exceptional learning facilities for students between years 7-11 and sixth form.
The planning committee at Camden Council has resolved to grant planning permission for BDP’s proposed new entrance building for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Like all sporting venues, there are very specific rules in cricket governing the scale and geometry of the pitch and wickets – ‘the hallowed turf’.
Professional cyclists and para-cyclists might move quicker than the speed of light, but for this year’s Commonwealth Games at Lee Valley VeloPark, BDP’s lighting team has delivered an efficient and effective lighting scheme that keeps pace.
BDP’s sensitive refurbishment of Lancaster Castle has been awarded a prestigious national prize by the Civic Trust.