“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.
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.
In a showcase of innovation and adaptability within the international architecture market, Building Design is set to host the World Architecture 100 Live on February 6th from 9.30 am. Now in its third year, the full day international event will be filled with live panel discussions, interviews, and exclusive content aimed at focusing on the current state of the global architecture sector and predicting its future trajectory.
Building Information Modelling as we know it has changed. It has shifted from being an effective alternative to 2D drawing production to a comprehensive tool, driving more data-centric, efficient design methods. As BIM technology becomes more mature, architects, engineers and designers are advocating for its adoption in all kinds of projects.
Bristol housing association, Brighter Places, has announced BDP as the winner of its competition to design a 100% affordable home development at Midland Road in Bristol city centre. The development will create a flagship scheme of around 70 energy efficient homes.
BDP's meticulous restoration and extension of the Grade II*listed Leighton House secured yet another accolade, claiming victory in the Cultural Project category at the AJ Architecture Awards 2023.
“Proud” is an understatement for this team, who last night took home the coveted “Architectural Practice of the Year” award at the Insider West Midlands Property Awards 2023.
Yas Marina Circuit’s multipurpose venue, The Paddock Club, has benefitted from a significant expansion, thanks to a creative redesign by architects from BDP Pattern.
As we look to COP28 for a commitment to sustainable practices from the world’s leaders, we showcase how we have repurposed buildings to deliver sustainable spaces that celebrate the UAE's past and drive its future.
BDP secured double success at the Learning Places Scotland 2023. The prestigious event recognised BDP's commitment to creating exceptional educational environments, with two of its nominated projects receiving accolades for outstanding design and contribution to the learning experience.
Once-static office and other underutilised buildings are being reshaped into dynamic media spaces that house broadcasting facilities, media hubs, pre- and post-production studios, and a host of other creative media environments. This transformative trend presents real opportunities for revitalising underused assets in today's challenging real estate market.