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Creating buildings with brains. Artificial Intelligence may have its detractors but its use within the built environment could transform the way we operate and maintain buildings.


Established in 1971, BAM Design is a multi-disciplinary team of architects, interior designers, structural and building services/environmental engineers.

We work across the commercial, education, science and laboratory, justice, residential and heritage sectors. BAM Design is a RIBA and ACE registered practice.

1971 Established Established
Studios UK wide UK wide Studios St Albans, London and Leeds
Registered practice practice ACE and RIBA
Working in in commercial, education, mixed development, public and civic sectors

Executive Architect

BAM Design has delivered a number of award winning schemes from the planning phase including King’s Cross, Brindleyplace, Chamberlain Square and Epworth House. We work with some of the UK’s leading concept architects to make their design intent a reality.

Digital information management and modelling

BAM Design is a market leader in the use of digital and were the first design practice to achieve the BSI accreditation for BIM. We offer an information management and document set up consultancy, which ensures that projects meet BIM Level 2 standards and client’s own BIM requirements. Our team also has extensive experience of creating digital models for existing and new buildings, which can be used throughout the operations phase to improve maintenance activities.  

Agile working

BAM Design create workplaces that maximise satisfaction and productivity, while supporting employee wellbeing. We provide flexible environments that meet the needs of individuals and foster team working. BAM Design is currently delivering agile workspaces for HMRC and the MOD, as well as two BAM office fit outs. 


Building Physics & Energy modelling

Our specialist building physics engineers/dynamic modelling team carry out comprehensive analyses on projects at concept stage or as part of a detailed design. We undertake a wide variety of modelling processes including building energy performance, natural ventilation studies, thermal comfort and overheating risk assessments, and Building Regulations compliance. 

Passive design is at the core of what we do and we use industry-leading analysis tools to provide meaningful ‘optioneering’ along with optimisation of building parameters to offer our clients low energy and cost effective design solutions.

Detailed modelling during the later stages of projects gives our clients accurate data on anticipated energy consumption and comfort metrics which is often ratified during post occupancy evaluations. This helps our clients plan ahead and have confidence in how their new buildings will perform.


Visualisation, animations and immersive experiences

Our award winning visualisation, animation and virtual reality team help people to experience assets before they are built. Tools such as fly-through, 3D immersive experiences and animations allow the client, end user and the public to understand the space and make certain schemes are fit for purpose.

We have also created marketing images for schemes across the UK, helping developers and their agents to let space before buildings were finished. Recently we have added ‘gaming’ expertise to our skill set and have developed apps to assist clients. 


Panoramic view of Paradise, Birmingham


Andrew Pryke Andrew Pryke Managing Director - BAM Design 01727 894 200