BDP appoints Glasgow studio’s Christoph Ackermann to principal

Architect Christoph Ackermann has been appointed as principal at inter-disciplinary design practice BDP.

BDP appoints Glasgow studio’s Christoph Ackermann to principal

Christoph Ackermann

Christoph will join Scott Mackenzie in the firm’s Glasgow studio where he will take more of a visible and pro-active senior leadership role in strengthening the design capability and the growth of the business both within Scotland, and internationally. 

Leading the studio’s Higher Education, Workplace, and Science, Technology & Research sector, Christoph is currently working on significant higher education projects such as the University of Strathclyde’s Learning and Teaching building and University of Edinburgh’s School of Engineering, along with the Bio Therapeutics Hub for BioAberdeen.

He has delivered some of BDP’s most innovative and award-winning educational projects, including the Technology and Innovation Centre and the inovo building, now part of the Glasgow City Innovation District.  

Working with BDP since graduating from the University of Strathclyde, Christoph is an active champion of collaborative design.

He said: “I am extremely passionate about the value of relationships and placemaking with people. We are a people business so we interact with clients, listening to them, their concerns and their aspirations.”

He added: “One of the key aspects that originally attracted me to BDP as a young architect was the open-minded approach to design. We don’t have a pre-defined architectural style or a design house-style – every project is unique and developed through engagement with clients to maintain and enhance the design quality.”

BDP chief executive, John McManus, said: “We are delighted to invite Christoph Ackermann to become a Principal. His expertise and successful track record in delivering significant education projects, coupled with his ability to develop strong positive relationships with clients, will contribute enormously to the growth of the practice, both in Scotland and internationally.”

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