“We create spaces for all. our comprehensive, human-centred approach to design upholds accessibility, wellness, and inclusion as essential components to create equitable, safe, and resilient built environments.” Jesse Klimitz, Director of Human Space
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. When we design, we do so with the full range of human diversity in mind, enabling a complete spectrum of participation in all aspects of society.
Our commitment to inclusion is demonstrated through our consultancy, Human Space, a global collaborative of experts dedicated to this cause. Alongside our architecture, design and urbanism practice, Human Space delivers spaces, buildings and communities that considers people first and incorporates broad perspectives to arrive at better solutions.
Human Space has successfully delivered projects spanning across the healthcare, residential, workplace, hospitality, recreation, education, transit and public realm.
Our accessibility, wellness and inclusion advisory services include:
To learn more visit humanspace.global.
Our inclusive design consultancy, Human Space was hired in 2014 to overhaul the Town of Oakville’s existing guidelines, subsequently completing an update of the Standards in 2018.
The Teaching and Learning Building overlooks a new public space that restores the historic masterplan of the Edgbaston Campus.
Colindale Station is a step free access building that includes an enlarged ticket hall and ground floor commercial space.
Orange highlights and striking forms lead from the street through the lobby in this renovated commercial building that proposes adaptive reuse can re-engage the city and become an exemplar for universal access.
BDP was awarded a full interdisciplinary contract for client advisory services to help ensure the safe and secure future of the Grade I listed Palace of Westminster.
Our competition-winning design for this important cultural project in Singapore, reimagines the popular Geylang Serai market into a modern, vibrant place for local people and visitors.
Axess Condominiums is a game-changing project in Pickering, Ontario, Canada that will set new standards for inclusive design in the residential market.
Landmark project that has changed the way the industry thinks about sustainable construction.
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.
Human Space will use the Accessibility Standards Canada’s funding to create Heritage for All, a project that will research, propose and test new ideas aimed at developing accessible strategies for federally-owned heritage properties.
The past 18 months have been like no other – the unimaginable grips of COVID-19, social isolation and a fear of the unknown, the death of George Floyd sparking rage and a mass awakening to systemic racism around the world.
Wayfinding is the process of navigating from one place to another. In its schematic form, it is a string of decision-making points.
BDP has won an important cultural project in Singapore to redesign the popular Geylang Serai market into a modern, vibrant place for local people and visitors.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of interconnections between our housing, the built environment, social inequalities and governance systems while also demonstrating the adaptability and resilience of communities across the world.
Human Space and BDP Quadrangle collaborated to reimagine a typical accessible suite to demonstrate how beautiful universal design can be.
Bristol studio chair Nick Fairham makes his top five predictions for next year.
Quadrangle explores innovative, flexible design options that enable configurable spaces and practical, safe options for people living in vertical communities.