“It's our freshness and creative energy - combined with our strength and experience across all sectors - that gives us our edge.” Benedict Zucchi, chair of architecture
Our architects are passionate about the role of design to improve the quality of life. We design places for all of life's activities and at every scale.
We are united by the simple idea that people are at the heart of the design process. We design across all the major sectors and our specialist skills include Sustainability, Urban Design, Heritage and Creative re-use. We are recognised as international leaders in each. Our open plan design studios are creative hubs where we work in an interdisciplinary environment which stimulates cross discipline and cross sector thinking.
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.
As the importance of integrating social value into design increases Beth Bourrelly explores its effects on social cohesion, wellbeing and happiness.
Architect Björn Bleumink describes how adaptive eco-systems can transform measures for water mitigation into an asset to enhance the public realm.
Healthcare director Ged Couser will present the recently opened Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in a webinar jointly hosted by the Save Construction Initiative and Constructing Excellence.
We have been shortlisted in the categories of Higher Education Architect of the Year, Interior Architect of the Year and Public Realm Architect of the Year for BD’s Architect of the Year Awards.
Manchester studio architect associate Phil Ellis will be presenting Merrion House, Leeds as a case study for an RIBA Journal PiP seminar on award winning office developments.
London studio directors Anna Sinnott and Benedict Zucchi have been appointed as members of two Expert Panels, which bring together industry experts from across the New London Architecture (NLA) membership to advise on core programmes, provide issue-led thought leadership and respond to new policies or consultations.
Ged Couser looks at the challenges of designing cancer hospitals that facilitate the concept of team science in both research and treatment.
Dublin architect Niall Walsh discusses his competition winning design, Food for Thought, which champions a vision of urban farming as a tool for architectural, social, and economic transformation.
Watch video by BDP about our Award winning Alder Hey Children's Health Park in Liverpool.
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.