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

Our Architecture projects

Related insights + news

News | 26th March 2024

Shireland CBSO Academy Officially Opens

This retrofit project transformed an office building into the new Shireland CBSO Academy, the first free, non-selective state school in the UK to be established in partnership with a professional orchestra. The Academy accommodates the main teaching areas for the new secondary school and sixth form, alongside a new sports building on an adjacent road. […]

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Insights | 24th November 2023

Our Approach to Net-Zero

“When I started studying architecture I was given a stationery list; rOtring pens, mechanical pencils, scale rulers, set squares, French curve sets – all the required tools to start designing buildings, but looking back there was something missing. Today we find ourselves spending increasing amounts of time looking at graphs and understanding the numbers behind […]

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News | 2nd November 2023

Leeds Architecture Award 2023

We are delighted to announce that the Sir William Henry Bragg Building has won a Leeds Architecture Award 2023. The new facility was selected as one of two projects in the ‘Buildings above £10m in value’ category. The awards are run in partnership with Leeds City Council, Civic Trust Leeds, RIBA and the Leeds Society […]

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Lead contacts

Joe Morgan

— Creative Director
Joe Morgan

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