BDP has made ‘a strategic investment’ in Toronto-based Quadrangle, ‘one of Canada’s most respected architecture and interior design practices’.
The practices say the partnership will create a platform for continued international growth in key markets and sectors across Canada and North America.
John McManus, BDP’s chief executive, said: “Quadrangle supports our strategy to grow operations in the Canadian marketplace, and greatly enhances our expertise and resources. The addition of a 200-strong studio in one of North America's largest cities will not only provide exceptional opportunities for our people, but will also enable both BDP and Quadrangle to expand our services into new regions. BDP’s collective grouping of professions design with a progressive outlook, and a sensibility towards the creation of a sustainable and human environment. We are confident that our culture and ethos will be greatly enhanced by the addition of Quadrangle. We are also delighted to welcome four of Quadrangle's Principals to the BDP Group Board.”
Founded in 1986, Quadrangle is an architecture and interior design firm with a portfolio spanning the commercial, mixed-use, multi-unit residential, content media, and retail markets, and has specialisations including masterplanning, accessibility, sustainability, and adaptive re-use. Its staff of over 200 architects, interior designers, technologists, and support staff will continue to operate under the Quadrangle brand under the direction of Quadrangle's principals.
BDP is said to be the world’s 30th largest practice, with 378 qualified architects. UK-based, it has studios in China, India, Ireland, the Middle East, the Netherlands and Singapore, and works in sectors including education, healthcare, heritage, residential, cultural, retail, science and research, transport, sport, office, and urbanism.