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The Big

Chris Harding
Chris Harding, Chair
Nick Fairham, Chief Executive
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As the world grapples with defining socially progressive architecture in the 21st century, Isabelle Priest examines its relevance and the need for renewed commitment to the common good.

Isabelle Priest, Managing Editor, RIBA Journal

Route Canal

Senior Lighting Designers, Chris Lowe and Nick Meddows explore the transformative power of lighting in reclaiming neglected areas of Manchester.Chris Lowe and Nick Meddows

A Scottish Enlightening

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What does 1.5 million homes look like?

In 2022, the More Homes Built Faster Act was introduced with the goal of building 1.5 million homes for Ontario in the next decade, Ossie Airewele, Associate Architect, explores a real solution to the challenge.Ossie Airewele

Keeping it cultural

Architect Director, Peter Marshall, explains the importance of retaining culturally significant architecture and objects in the regeneration of industrial China.Peter Marshall

Where thoughts collide

James Baker, Architect Principal, discusses the design of a sustainable new workplace which provides environmentally conscious businesses with high quality, low carbon office space.James Baker

A life in design

Iris Dunbar was the first qualified interior designer employed by BDP in 1972. Here she explains how she and her three collaborators came to conceive BDP’s interior design unit whilst sharing her knowledge from 50 years of working in the profession.Iris Dunbar

Revitalising history: the Super Slow Way

Landscape Architect, Darrell Wilson explains how a post-industrial canal corridor in Lancashire is set to be transformed into a dynamic new Linear Park.Darrell Wilson

Leighton House: What it means for the collection

Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator of Leighton House discusses the culmination of the restoration of Leighton House and explains how it marks a truly transformational moment in the museum’s long history.Daniel Robbins

Blurring the boundaries

Senior Architect, Chris Oates explains how new cancer centres are blurring the boundaries between personalised treatment and research, leading to new and improved treatment options for the future.Chris Oates

Curious Minds

Architect Director, Björn Bleumink explains the thinking behind two creative education campus designs in The Netherlands.Björn Bleumink

The SciTech retrofit revolution

Architect Director, Michael Cambden, explains our process of designing a sustainable research and development facility by adapting existing property assets.Michael Cambden

Regeneration Brainery

Architect Director, Mark Braund, explains how our partnership with a social enterprise supports young talent.Mark Braund


Joe Wilson, associate interior designer, explains how the transformation of a 1990s London office block has restored success and prosperity.Joe Wilson

Build it. Beat it.

Architect Principal, Benedict Zucchi, explains how a new cancer treatment centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital is set to benefit children and families across the world.Benedict Zucchi

The campus of the future

Architect Associate, Dan Walder describes our collaborative vision for 21st century education estates.Daniel Walder

Heatherwood Hospital: one year on

A year after Heatherwood Hospital, the new specialist planned care facility opened in Berkshire, architect Sean Woodhead explains its positive impact on the health of the region.Sean Woodhead

Be brave

Sustainability consultant, Golnaz Ighany explains the rise of regenerative design and discusses the shift in mindset required to make it work.Golnaz Ighany

Future housing

Associate architect, Adam Darby, offers his thoughts on the design approaches that will shape the future of housing delivery in the UK and beyond.Adam Darby

Conserving character

Architect Director, Akshay Khera explores the pros and cons of adding density to our cities and asks how we can retain architectural individualism whilst designing vertically.Akshay Khera

From office to oasis

Associate and Senior Interior Designer, Andrea McCann and Principal, Caroline Robbie describe the design of BDP’s own North American studio in downtown Toronto.Andrea McCann and Caroline Robbie

A coalition for change

Architect Apprentice Carmel Simmonds explains the need for diversity and inclusivity within the profession and explains how this can be achieved by nurturing young talent from all races, classes, education routes, and backgrounds.Carmel Simmonds

Not all projects are like this… but they should be

Lucy Townsend explains how the sustainable design of The Entopia Building in Cambridge sets the built environment industry on a new path.Lucy Townsend

Second life for an icon

The iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is being demolished, but it has secured a second life in the metaverse. CIO, Alistair Kell explains the science.Alistair Kell

Stepped Up

A new architectural installation at Senate House has created a symbol of opportunity and a new canvas for students in the shadow of the University of London’s flagship building.Naomi Shewa

What next for the future of housing design?

Adam Darby, associate architect, offers his thoughts on the design approaches that will shape the future of housing delivery in Bristol and beyond.Adam Darby

The 15-Minute City: What are the wins and the potential pitfalls?

Nick Fairham explores the hotly debated topic of the 15-minute city, offering the urbanist’s view on its benefits and the challenges in making it a success.Nick Fairham

in New York

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Leaving a Legacy

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