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.
News | 30th November 2021
Our annual art challenge returned for its fourth year in 2021. With a record number of entries, we had submissions kindly donated by our talented staff from all of our eight studios. We hosted an exhibition in Manchester, with an online art auction running alongside to raise money for two charities close to our heart […]
News | 4th November 2021
We’re proud to announce Swan School receiving an Oxford Preservation Trust Award. Delivered by Corde, our integrated design team, Swan School is Oxford’s first new secondary school in 60 years. The 6FE school is located in the green belt as well as a Conservation Area. As a result, we made sure to respond sensitively to […]
Insights | 25th October 2021
Climate change is part of our daily awareness. We’re all faced with choices on how we can do our bit. But what about the bigger picture?
FX Award: Best Mixed Use Development – Winner
Spanish City: Bringing a national treasure back to life