In 1961, George Grenfell Baines formed BDP as the world’s first truly multidisciplinary practice. Today, we work across a range of integrated design professions, including architecture, acoustics, building services engineering, civil & structural engineering, graphic design, interior design, inclusive design, landscape architecture, lighting, sustainability, urban design, urban planning and wayfinding.
Architects at BDP live and breathe our ethos of interdisciplinary design. This stimulates us to think holistically about today’s challenges, defying typical professional and sector boundaries to devise the best ideas for each project.
“We are acoustic experts who think like designers, engineers and architects.” Gavin Stevenson, head of acoustics
People-centric engineering. Andrew Swain-Smith, chair of building services engineering
Our engineers contribute holistically to all projects, crossing traditional profession boundaries to stimulate creative thinking and adding huge value for our clients.
Our interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to problem-solving—a culture that blends architecture, environmental graphic design and many other BDP design services— delivers integrated solutions across international markets.
Our work spans the full range of building types and locations, from a small office fit-out or penthouse apartment to extensive urban complexes comprising retail, office and hotel developments.
BDP is committed to inclusion and wellbeing in the built environment and believes that inclusive design and its process is fundamental to creating spaces for everyone.
Our landscape architects are engaged with projects across the UK and overseas, protecting and enhancing the natural landscape or working with clients and communities to create ‘smart’ green masterplans, imaginative urban spaces, lively parks and attractive settings for new development.
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.
Sustainability is more than renewable energy. It requires a comprehensive and collaborative approach to design, operation and management from all stakeholders. Collective ambition is required, and our aim is to drive this through effective advocacy, analysis and audit. Lucy Townsend, Head of Sustainability
“Rapid global urbanisation and the rebalancing of economic and environmental imperatives pose fascinating challenges. Creativity is at the heart of our response; shaping places that are attractive, competitive and sustainable.” Francis Glare, director of urban design
Our dedicated town planners offer a wide range of planning services for clients from both the private and public sectors, presenting the best possible case for a new development and finding a route through complex planning issues.
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