“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.” Benedict Zucchi, chair of architecture
Our architects are passionate about the capacity of design to improve people’s quality of life. We are united by the simple idea that people should be at the heart of the design process. Our belief is that architecture should be regenerative, socially progressive long lasting and efficient. We create environments that are distinctive, sustainable, useful and beautiful – drawing on the character of people and places to make each design unique.
Our local knowledge helps us to tune into local issues and play our part in driving positive change and contributing to social value. Our network of global design studios ensures that we always bring forward innovative insights and ideas for all major sectors, including healthcare, education, science and technology, workplace, sport and retail.
Technical expertise, underpinned by the latest information technology, gives clients the assurance that we are always able to see projects through, from the earliest concept sketches and analytical studies to completed buildings.
The diversity and international reputation of our clients, both private and public, attests to our unparalleled track record. They include Google, AstraZeneca, Netflix, PwC, The Royal Albert Hall, IKEA, Berkeley Group, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the University of Cambridge and many more.
The ultimate testament to the calibre of our architects is the many places we have designed, that are used and enjoyed by people every day. Their distinctive quality has been recognised by the many accolades we have received, including more than 1000 architecture awards.
The University of Strathclyde’s new Learning and Teaching Building is at the heart of its Rottenrow Campus in Glasgow.
The landmark regeneration and conservation of one of the world’s oldest coal-fired power stations will create a modern and vibrant retail-led mixed-use development, where heritage buildings will be interconnected by a new linear museum to celebrate its iconic past.
The building rises out of the park on approach with an undulating profile, making it instantly recognisable and a striking and iconic gateway to Liverpool.
The Well is formed of seven individual towers, all of which are linked by a central retail spine.
The New Children’s Hospital with associated Children’s Research and Innovation Centre facilitates the specialist and complex care of young people with serious illnesses.
Five-storey wood-frame development featuring single and multi-tenant commercial space, retail space at grade, with two levels of underground parking.
Leighton House Museum is a Grade II* listed building with an internationally significant collection, located within the Holland Park Circle of similar artist’s houses. BDP has supported the client in developing the project for over 14 years, and the relationship that has been forged and has resulted in a scheme which is of the highest quality and refinement, and which will enable the museum to fully realise its ambitions.
Benedict is a principal and chair of the architecture profession. He leads the London studio health team of architects, engineers, interior designers and other specialists.
Sue was appointed Chair for our 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 delivered some of our most innovative and award winning education projects.
Scott is a principal and head of Glasgow studio. He is also head of our education sector and has worked on many major further and higher education projects.
Jeremy is an architect and principal and heads our Singapore and New Delhi studios.
Anna is a principal and leads the strategic direction of our Toronto studio.
Kathryn is an architect and principal in the London studio and also joint head of our housing sector work.
Dipesh is an architect and urban designer and leads BDP Pattern, our sports and entertainment division.
Björn is an architect director and leads the Rotterdam studio.
The construction of the University of Hertfordshire’s largest building, the new School for Physics, Engineering and Computer Science (SPECS), has reached its highest point.
Working is different now, and yes, I know you are hearing that expression a lot these days. You’re probably overwhelmed by the volume of opinions, either good or bad, about remote working along with the rise of activist employees demanding that their performance and productivity be the measure of their contributions rather than presenteeism.
The automotive industry has been using technology to design and produce vehicles for decades, and in many ways, it has pioneered the process of automation in a highly technical field.
An open house sign on a front lawn stirs our imagination as we envision ourselves in the home for sale, curious about how its family lives and whether the house might suit us too.
Discover how BDP’s media environments team collaborated with Rogers Sports & Media and the design team to renovate two existing office buildings into an all-encompassing new home for Sportsnet Studios.
Listen to Jesse Klimitz and Rosalind Tsang, AIA, LEED AP BD C describe the concept of ‘meanwhile use’ and how it could help The Big Apple.
BDP has been appointed to deliver the regeneration and adaptive reuse of the historic Typhoo Wharf factory in Digbeth, creating a modern, technologically advanced office and studio space for the BBC, that will be a catalyst for wider district regeneration.
BDP has announced that is has become an official partner of Lancashire County Cricket Club, with which it has worked for more than 15 years on the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford.