Building Design Partnership acquires studio Pattern
Global architecture company Building Design Partnership (BDP) has acquired global stadium design company Pattern. This move aims to strengthen BDP’s capabilities in the sports sector.
“With the eyes of the world on Europe’s finest football stadiums at the Euro2020 tournament, it is with great pleasure that we announce our new partnership with Pattern,” BDP’s chief executive John McManus, who oversaw the acquisition, said.
“It is a first-class practice with extensive experience in designing the best, large-scale sports stadia across the globe,” he added.
“Our international reach and interdisciplinary approach, combined with Pattern’s stadia and arena design expertise, creates a significant player in the global sports sector and will result in the creation of some of the world’s most experiential and inspiring places to visit, watch and support the best sporting action.”
Pattern’s 40-strong studio of architects, technologists, computational designers, and support staff will operate now as BDP Pattern.
Pattern’s CEO and founder Dipesh Patel said that, by being part of BDP’s global interdisciplinary practice with multiple office locations, “our teams will be able to enter new markets and manage a much higher workload”.
Pattern was recently contracted to design the 52,000-seater stadium for Everton Football Club in Liverpool, England.
BDP was founded in 1937 in Preston, England, and now has offices worldwide, including in Abu Dhabi, Canada, China, the Netherlands, India, Ireland, Singapore and Peru.
BDP was advised in Peru by law firm Hernández & Cía., on the Peruvian regulation side of the deal, with a team led by partner Diego Carrión Alvarez Calderón, with associates Andrea Limón Bustamante and María Fe Alvarez Calderón Campos.
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