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We aim to wow students, parents and teachers. It’s innovation that people value the most and we have no desire to churn out flat-pack designs. Gavin Elliott, head of education


We have a reputation for the design of exemplar places of learning, illustrated by our award winning schools.

We recognise the critical importance of high quality school design and this continues to form a significant part of our work. We were particularly active in both the Academy and the Building Schools for the Future programmes and more recently we have been innovating to meet the challenge of low cost schools.

Our Stirling Prize shortlisted vertical school at Hampden Gurney reinvented the idea of the urban school and has stimulated a consistently creative approach to our work ever since.

Our design philosophy has produced an unrivalled body of work, representing quality and quantity; our schools have achieved outstanding levels of user satisfaction as evidenced by the Post Occupancy Evaluations we undertake.

Enterprise South Liverpool Academy and 5 Cities, 5 Places, One Day

Project director Sue Emms talks about the design of Enterprise South Liverpool Academy, BDP's Building of the year. Hear what users have to say about their fantastic new building.

5 Cities, 5 Places, One Day is a short film created for BDP's 50th anniversary. This documentary visits five buildings in five different cities showing each over the course of one day, with commentary from local people and users.

Schools Projects


Gavin Elliott

Principal, architecture, head of Manchester studio, head of education and sport Manchester
+44 [0]161 828 2200

Gavin is a principal and head of our Manchester studio. He also leads the education and sport sectors at BDP.

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Keith Papa

Architect director, Head of science, research and technology London
+44 [0]20 7812 8000

Keith is head of science, research and technology. He has played a leading role in many education sector projects including schools, higher and research buildings.

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Sue Emms

Principal, Architecture, North Region Chair Manchester/Liverpool
+44 [0]161 828 2200

Sue was appointed Chair for BDP’s North Region in 2019 and is responsible for guiding the strategy for our Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, and Liverpool studios. She is also our Sector Head for Education in the north of England having designed and deliver some of our most innovative and award winning education projects.

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