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 | 22nd March 2023

University of York Student Centre submitted for planning

Our planning application with O’Donnell + Tuomey for the University of York’s new student centre has been submitted. The Student Centre is a key strategic intervention into the wonderful York campus landscape. Located between iconic structures on the campus, the Centre creates a welcoming gateway to the University of York, providing significant public realm and […]

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News | 1st March 2023

Sir William Henry Bragg Building shortlisted for AJ Retrofit Award and RIBA Yorkshire Award

The Sir William Henry Bragg Building is in the running for two more awards! Our landmark project for the University of Leeds has been shortlisted for both an AJ Retrofit Awards and a RIBA Yorkshire Award. The Sir William Henry Bragg Building is major milestone within our wider campus masterplan for the University of Leeds. […]

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News | 18th January 2023

Oxley health centre and new homes submitted for planning

The proposal is for a new health and wellbeing facility and residential accommodation in Wolverhampton, including two GP surgeries, a clinical bookable suite and 23 new homes. ADP is pleased to announce that we have submitted an application for outline planning permission on behalf of the City of Wolverhampton Council for a new health and […]

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Lead contacts

Joe Morgan

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