Bruce is an architect director with experience across a range of sectors including workplace, culture, education, heritage, healthcare and transport
Bruce’s first responsibility is to ensure that the buildings he designs meet our clients’ needs but, in addition, that they make a positive contribution to the built environment, enriching the experience of everyone engaged with them, from building users to the passer-by.
His work on a great variety of projects across all sectors, in the UK, Europe, North America, Asia and the UAE, has given Bruce the opportunity to lead teams drawn from our interdisciplinary UK and international studios to develop projects inspired by their context, and that reflect local culture and practice.
During more than two decades at BDP, Bruce has participated in the evolution of traditional relationships between consultants and contractors, leading to today’s integrated project teams. The collaborative ethos of the practice provides an ideal framework within which such partnerships develop naturally.
“Design focused. With an increasing emphasis on procurement of buildings which, first and foremost, are cheap to construct and simple to build, architects must continue to offer innovative and bespoke solutions to improve the function and efficiency of buildings but, more than that, that add joy to the experience of being in our towns and cities. If we can do this, we have a secure and rewarding future.”
Glasgow Queen Street Station has been redeveloped to cater for longer, greener trains and increased passenger footfall. We have removed buildings that previously hid the station from view and have created a more spacious and accessible concourse.
The redevelopment of the Category-A listed concert hall offering additional public space and reconfigured existing rooms and a major upgrade to the 1,300-seat main auditorium.
BDP’s design presents a strong architectural form that unites the two buildings, and responds to the landscape setting of the campus masterplan.
A new architectural icon for an historic townscape. We won this international competition with a distinctive oval design. Our 1200-seat auditorium rises through the centre of the oval to deliver a striking outline in pre-patinated copper.
A free standing 11 storey tower at the heart of the International Financial Services District.
Thought to be the most ambitious public sector partnership of its type in the UK.
Located in Dubai’s Knowledge Park, the new 218,000 sqft Heriot-Watt University campus will serve nearly 4,000 students - representing 105 nationalities from around the world - seeking research-informed, industry-focused, British education of the highest standard in the UAE.
In more than 30 years as a practicing architect in Glasgow, I have witnessed the City’s resilience in the face of external forces revolutionising the way we live.
Architect director Bruce Kennedy explains how international relationships built on trust and mutual understanding enable projects to be delivered to a coordinated masterplan without compromising the individuality of each concept.