BDK Architects are a Chartered Architects practice with over 25 years experience creating award winning buildings.
Here at BDK we offer our clients a comprehensive service from start to finish. Our team of Architects have a combination of International and UK expertise together with local experience to provide our clients with the very best solutions and advice.
We provide Planning Policy expertise, modern construction detailing, procurement knowledge and much more.
One of our particular strengths is our expertise in producing 3-dimensional building modelling at the concept-design stage of a project.
Our buildings are designed using state-of-the-art 3D-CAD technology, constructing the design as a virtual 3D building – not just with traditional two-dimensional drawings.
As a result we are able to produce a virtual 3D model of your project before any work is done on site. At the earliest design stage, we can provide you with our 3D Virtual Building Explorer. This enables you to take a tour of your project at home on your own personal computer.
This resource allows our clients an understanding of the appearance of spaces and how they inter-relate, whilst providing an overall appreciation of how the building fits within its site. Fundamentally, it also provides an insight into the projects finished appearance. This is beneficial in assisting the Planning Departments understanding of how the project will look.
At BDK Architects we feel privileged to look after every detail of your building project from Scheme Design, Environmental Assessment, Planning Approval, Technical Design, Building Permission, Specification, Tendering and Site Operations through to successful completion.
“A wonderful example of exciting and innovative architecture at its very best. The design and materials fit comfortably into what must have been a difficult design brief, while effectively complementing the surrounding area.”
First and foremost, we strive to inject quality into everything we undertake. From the concept, through the design stage, right down to the smallest detail.
This drives us to provide the best solution for our clients, commensurate with their budget, brief and aspirations.
We believe that when designing buildings, function follows form. With form deriving from and expressing the function. At the same time buildings should possess joy, delight and respond to the contextual setting of the site.
As a result we do not have a “house style” because differing settings generate a style respectful of the context. As a result, all our projects have real human scale, with sensitive use of materials, and a wide range of styles.
We believe that careful and creative design produces a building whose whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
In addition, we provide a commercial view, recommending alternative procurement routes which can provide cost savings.
Our objective is to get the “job done”, fulfilling our client’s brief on time and within budget. We listen to our client’s needs and aspirations. We do not impose a preconceived solution but respond to our client’s objectives by creative interpretation.
Our co-operative approach extends to projects where we work together with our associated UK practices.
Our ultimate aim, on completion of the project, is to have provided for our clients’ needs and enhanced their daily life by design.
We seek to achieve a building that is a pleasure to use, a delight for our clients and for those who enjoy its benefits.
“I gave BDK Architects the almost impossible task of designing and planning a modern unique glass extension to our Grade I listed home. Through a mixture of inspirational design, an intimate knowledge of Planning regulations and laws together with a vast knowledge of modern technology and building products, Paul Harding and his team have produced a design brief of outstanding quality, enhancing a stately and beautifully proportioned detached house with a stunning 21st century solution without in any way detracting from or damaging the original structure. BDK’s team are to be congratulated for their interpretation of this difficult brief.”