1963 – First Communications Officer appointed


BDP was one of the first practices to embrace marketing through the establishment of a Communications Unit and employment of a communications officer, in 1963, even though at the time architects were not officially allowed by the RIBA Code to publicise themselves.

In 2020, I was appointed as the first Marketing Director with the exciting remit to strengthen our global brand and support our sustainable growth ambitions. Starting three days before the first Covid-19 lockdown made it a distinct start to a new role, but the professionalism, culture and support of colleagues through these unprecedented times has shown me why the practice has been so successful over the past 60 years.


Story by Sharon Steward