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

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Children’s Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London completes, providing dedicated day surgery facilities for families

The six-storey Children’s Day Treatment Centre at Evelina London Children’s Hospital has completed, helping the hospital to treat up to an additional 2,300 children per year. The centre’s Children’s Day Surgery Unit housed on the ground and 1st floors provides state-of-the-art day surgery facilities for children, and is designed to enhance the patient experience for […]

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Insights | 22nd August 2023

Re-imagining Third Space

In 2020 ADP developed a new post-Covid space concept called Third Space – a space that supports active learning, hybrid working, and fosters social connections across university campuses. This year our national and regional higher education directors; Jon Roylance and Amy Brazenall, have been evolving our Third Space concept, reflecting feedback from students. Our concept […]

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News | 3rd August 2023

Sir William Henry Bragg Building shortlisted for Leeds Architecture Award

Our landmark project for the University of Leeds has been shortlisted for another award! The collaborative research building is up for the New Building (over £10 million) category. The Sir William Henry Bragg Building is a major milestone within our wider campus masterplan for the University of Leeds. This collaborative research building provides a range […]

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Joe Morgan

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