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BDP elects Chris Harding as new chair

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Chris Harding has been announced as the new chair of BDP, having previously been head of the architecture profession at the practice

Harding began his career at BDP’s Sheffield office in 1989 and worked there as a company director for 14 years.

Previously he also had a role as head of education at the firm and in 2012 was awarded an honorary fellowship by the University of South Wales for his work on its Newport Campus, which won an RIBA national award. Harding recently told the AJ that his standout story of 2016 was Michael Gove’s apology for stopping the Building Schools for the Future Programme.

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Newport Campus

Speaking about his appointment, Harding said: ‘This is a fantastic moment in our history. With a predicted two billion more city-dwellers by 2050, urbanisation and the liveable city agenda is a key opportunity for BDP. 

‘Our pairing with Nippon Koei creates a global architecture, engineering and design firm to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing world.’

Harding takes over the role of chair, which is re-elected by BDP’s board every two years, from David Cash.




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