BDP’s commitment is to create an equitable, inclusive and diverse organisation where everyone has a sense of belonging, feels respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential. People are at the centre of our business and as such, we believe creating diverse and inclusive teams promotes creativity and innovative ways of responding to the needs of our clients and communities.
Our BDP Belonging network, which represents all areas of diversity and is steered by a group of employee representatives from across the practice, defines and drives forward our equity, inclusion and diversity agenda. BDP Belonging provide guidance and advice to the business related to strategy, policies, recruitment, education and training to ensure we achieve greater inclusivity and understanding across the practice.
When we design, we do so with the full range of human diversity in mind, enabling a complete spectrum of participation from all aspects of society and our own inclusive design consultancy Human Space specialises in accessibility, inclusion and wellness advice offering our clients a range of assessment, benchmarking, research and design services.
We also work together with a range of advocates, charities and organisations who are dedicated to promoting social mobility, equity and inclusion.
One of our BDP Belonging project groups focuses on Race and Lack of Black Representation. The group's firsthand experiences play a pivotal role in shaping our action plans.
With a 100% women leadership team at our New Delhi studio, Manisha Bhartia, business head of BDP’s India operations and urbanism director, is championing the advancement of women leaders in India’s real estate industry.
As Pride Month draws to a close, BDP reflects on a month filled with education, discussions, and vibrant celebrations of the lives, history, and culture of the LGBTQIA+ community.
To celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, BDP is publishing a series of internal blog posts celebrating the career stories of some of the women in our practice.
For over a decade, we have been fortunate to welcome young people into our studios through several key partnerships, providing them with meaningful placements and opportunities to experience a variety of professions.
For Black History Month 2022, BDP and our EDI network, BDP Belonging, are focusing on celebrating the present, taking opportunities to highlight incredible black design talent in our practice and beyond, whilst also creating space to discuss how we can shape the future of our industry to not only be more diverse but crucially more inclusive.
Holistic, inclusive design starts with initial sketches or drawings. In the built environment, the people used in illustrations are essential in communicating the narrative or story of the space being designed.
We’ve put together an Ideas Book of different design concepts taken from our global portfolio of multi-disciplinary services. We approach inclusivity from five different user journeys: physical, sensory, cognitive, identity and community.