Kath MacTaggart: Outdoor learning gives children a healthy view of the world

Landscape architect Kath McTaggart discusses the benefits of designing and creating learning and social environments that spark imagination and creativity.

Published 29 September 2020

Chris Hughes: Digital collaboration is pushed front and centre in design development

The familiar sounds of a construction site is the background music to any city. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic has meant that, like many other projects across the United Kingdom, Edinburgh was quiet and still as site activities on the £1 billion Edinburgh St James project were suspended, for 12-weeks, with work on-site starting again in mid-June.

Published 23 July 2020

Start date revised for £40m Aberdeen BioHub

Work to create a life sciences innovation hub at the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen will now begin in the summer after the project was delayed due to coronavirus.

Published 17 June 2020

Kier to deliver £22m school of engineering for University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has appointed Kier to build the new home of its school of engineering at its King’s Buildings Campus.

Published 22 May 2020

Bruce Kennedy: Humanising the workplace

Looking to a post-pandemic work environment, Bruce Kennedy talks about designing workplaces that inspire creativity, celebrate our collective humanity and allow us to thrive.

Published 31 March 2020

Deputy First Minister officially opens BDP's new Queen Margaret Academy

Pupils, parents and teachers were among the VIP guests who came together to celebrate the official opening of the new Queen Margaret Academy in Ayr. 

Published 5 March 2020

Oliver Wilson: Mixed-use changing the shape of Scottish cities

Architect Oliver Wilson on the changing residential neighbourhoods being created in Scottish city centres.

Published 25 February 2020

Drum Property Group named Property Company of the Year

Drum Property Group has once again scooped the ultimate accolade at this year’s Scottish Property Awards, winning the coveted Property Company of the Year award for the second year running.

Published 21 February 2020

Ceremony marks official opening of £15m East Renfrewshire school

An official opening ceremony has been held at the new £15 million Maidenhill Primary and Nursery in East Renfrewshire.

Published 5 February 2020

Lindsey Mitchell: More than just a school

BDP architect Lindsey Mitchell on the importance of designing education spaces which inspire and provide a year-round community asset.

Published 12 November 2019

Martin Jarvie: How collaboration can help build the next generation of architects

I was one of those kids who knew what they wanted to be from an early age. My five-year-old self created buildings with Lego from my imagination. So, when I grew up I did it for real and became an architect.

Published 6 November 2019

BDP announces Stephen Long as guest speaker at The Big Conversation

Stephen Long, associate director of education at Scottish Futures Trust, has been announced as keynote speaker in the second of a series of discussion events entitled ‘Lifelong Learning: Education Beyond the Classroom’.

Published 5 November 2019

Martin McKay announced as keynote speaker at BDP’s Big Conversation event

Clyde Gateway’s executive director of regeneration, Martin McKay, has been announced as keynote speaker at the first in a series of The Big Conversation events hosted by BDP.

Published 10 September 2019

Christoph Ackermann: Designing knowledge cauldrons

BDP principal Christoph Ackermann discusses the architectural process for designing buildings for knowledge exchange, or 'knowledge cauldrons'.

Published 20 August 2019

BDP appoints Glasgow studio’s Christoph Ackermann to principal

Architect Christoph Ackermann has been appointed as principal at inter-disciplinary design practice BDP.

Published 5 July 2019