United Kingdom-based BDP has made a strategic investment in Toronto-based architecture and design firm Quadrangle, which will lead Canadian operations and BDP’s North American expansion.
Founded in 1986, Quadrangle’s portfolio spans the commercial, mixed-use, multi-unit residential, content media and retail markets, and includes specializations in areas such as master planning, accessibility, sustainability and adaptive re-use. Quadrangle’s office of more than 200 architects, interior designers, technologists and support staff will continue to operate under the Quadrangle brand.
BDP is a multi-disciplinary practice with services including architecture, interiors, engineering, lighting, acoustics, landscape and urban design. In addition to its U.K. headquarters, BDP has studios in China, India, Ireland, the Middle East, Netherlands and Singapore. BDP has over 1,000 employees and a portfolio of work in a diverse range of sectors including education, healthcare, heritage, residential, cultural, retail, science and research, transport, sport, office and urbanism.
Quadrangle is currently completing the Yonge-Sheppard Centre, a large mixed-use development in North Toronto; 80 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto’s first wood-frame office building in over 100 years; and Downtown Markham, a large-scale mixed-use development featuring retail, housing, office and hospitality in a progressive urban setting. BDP is currently providing full interdisciplinary design services to restore and safeguard the future of the Palace of Westminster. In Toronto, BDP has designed a three-level retail podium for RioCan at The Well, a mixed-use commercial development now under construction.
Project pictured: design for a luxury accessible hotel suite by Quadrangle’s interiors group, in collaboration with Human Space (Photo credit: Quadrangle)