What makes good architecture? We believe that it starts with understanding a place: the people who use it, its context, and its purpose. Only by fully understanding places can we create sustainable communities which thrive.

We create buildings which inspire people, enriching their quality of life. Whether designing a new building on a sensitive site or reinvigorating one which already exists, we make a point of getting to know the people who will use the finished product – the people for whom the building matters most.

It’s an approach which celebrates difference. The buildings we design aren’t recognisably “ADP’s”: they belong to the people who use them, and it’s those communities which ultimately shape each and every one of our projects. By designing buildings in this way, we create architecture which is more sustainable, more creative, and brings more joy to the people it serves.

Our accreditations and specialist experience include:

  • RIBA Chartered Practice
  • RIBA Architecture Ambassador
  • RIBA Client Adviser
  • RIAS Accredited Sustainability Architect
  • Incorporated member of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
  • Civic Trust Award Assessors
  • CHAS
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 9001
  • BREEAM Assessors
  • One planet design criteria
  • Carbon development
  • Passivhaus accredited
  • Well Standard Silver
  • LEED

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The Sir William Henry Bragg Building shortlisted at the AJ Awards 2022

We’re delighted to announce that the Sir William Henry Bragg building has been shortlisted for Higher Education Project of the Year (over £20m) at the AJ Architecture Awards 2022. The project breathes new life into the Grade II* listed Old Mining Building and provides the wider University community with a new gateway to the understanding […]

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News | 7th July 2022

ADP shortlisted for two Education Estates Awards 2022

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards at the Education Estates Awards 2022.

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Lead contacts

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