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.
Insights | 22nd May 2020
What does a post-COVID school look like?
Insights | 24th April 2020
ADP undertook a six-month programme of academic research into best practice in collaborative briefing within the higher education sector. The programme was supported by 23 universities across the UK.
Insights | 22nd April 2020
Can the high street reinvent itself for the next generation?
Before the current pandemic, we held a number of thought leadership events across our Edinburgh, London and Manchester studios.
FX Award: Best Mixed Use Development – Winner
Spanish City: Bringing a national treasure back to life