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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Related insights + news

Insights | 13th October 2020

Insight: Designing for Wellbeing in Education

As part of our ongoing research into supporting mental health and wellbeing through better design, our studio director and independent schools lead Dianna Fletcher has put together a brief insights report. It explains some simple ways to support wellbeing in schools, colleges, universities, and other education environments.

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News | 22nd September 2020

Plans Unveiled for a Major New Research Centre

ADP has submitted plans for a major new science and research building in Central Manchester. Commissioned by the University of Manchester, the Christabel Pankhurst Institute will transform the way researchers work together.

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News | 11th September 2020

Two ADP Projects Shortlisted for Education Estates Awards 2020

This year’s Education Estates Awards shortlist has been revealed and we are delighted to have two projects on the list. It was announced that our designs for the Joseph Priestley East Building at University of Huddersfield and Braywick Court School, are shortlisted for awards at the Virtual Shortlist Party this week. The Education Estates Awards […]

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