Who we are

BPTW is an architecture practice focused on transforming not just physical spaces, but people’s lives. Our work tells our story: We are bold. We are innovative. We care.

We are an award-winning studio specialising in housing design, neighbourhood placemaking and mixed-use development projects. We have been established for over 35 years, and have a 120-strong team working from creative studios where we bring together a range of design skills across masterplanning and urban design, planning, sustainability, and construction. From concept to completion, we work collaboratively with our clients, communities, and design teams to create desirable homes and places across England.

What we do

We create desirable homes and places for people by understanding what makes every neighbourhood special

We work with many of the UK’s leading developers and housing providers to design desirable homes and neighbourhoods. We are housing specialists; our experience ranges from small site developments to specialist housing schemes, and from large scale masterplans of 1000+ new homes to area-wide urban design strategies for new and existing places. BPTW’s team of talented designers provide a complete range of services from early feasibility and concept stages to planning and technical design, and everything in between. We are keen collaborators, and work closely with our clients and communities to forge a shared vision with people at the heart of our approach.


How we do it

We are dedicated to exemplary design and practical innovation 

We are exemplary designers who are passionate about what we do and cultivate friendly, creative, and collaborative partnerships with everyone we work with. Our approach is based on strong urban design principles, a commitment to community co-design, and a desire to create buildings and spaces that meet the needs and aspirations of the people who use them. We place environmental and social sustainability at the core of our design approach, and combine our passion for design quality with a strong commercial awareness and practical innovation to offer holistic solutions to modern design challenges.

Working culture

Our studio culture inspires new ideas and enables our shared passion for design quality

Our culture of openness, creativity and innovation enables our teams to design aspirational buildings and deliver outstanding projects. Led by our Design Quality Working Groups, our open studio environment encourages conversation, collaborative working, and knowledge sharing in order to test our design approaches, inspire new ideas, and promote design quality while meeting ever-changing technical and legislative requirements; this culture of joint working utilising a wide range of BPTW’s design specialisms assures our clients and communities of the enduring quality of our work.


Our values

At BPTW, we love what we do and we are proud of how we do it

Our values of Collaborative // Passionate // Nurturing // Creative // Respectful // Sociable guide how we work and interact with our clients, partners, communities and each other, and they are an intrinsic part of our culture.

We place social value at the heart of our work and aim to leave a legacy of better places, with homes and neighbourhoods which stand the test of time and provide more and better opportunities for people long after ‘projects’ are completed.