BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.
We are placemakers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.
Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios creates design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions and communities they serve.
As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.