Klaus Bode


Klaus Bode co-founded BDSP Partnership, a London-based environmental engineering firm with offices in London, Lisbon and Belgrade and projects in many countries. He was project engineer on Foster+Partners’ Commerzbank and on Rogers/Piano’s Potsdamer Platz developments in Berlin. He has collaborated with the Rogers Partnership on the Welsh Assembly building in Cardiff, with the sculptor Antony Gormley on the engineering of the Blind Light exhibition and worked with Hopkins Architects on the Velodrome for the London Olympics 2012. He is on the Advisory Board of the Urban Age Group of the LSE Cities Programme.



University of Bath, Building Engineering


2002- AA Environment & Energy Studies Programme

Frequent invited speaker at seminars in Europe, USA and South America.


1985-86 Sir William Halcrow & Partners, Swindon and K-Konsult, Stockholm. Feasibility studies and energy audits on energy conservation in various commercial projects and in particular in hospitals.

1987-89 J Roger Preston and Partners Mechanical & Electrical services co-ordination responsibilities for UK commercial projects.

1989-93 Project Engineer responsible for management of projects in UK and Germany including new Headquarters for Commerzbank Frankfurt (Foster & Partners) and Potsdamer Platz development in Berlin (Richard Rogers Partnership & Renzo Piano Building Workshop). Manager for firm’s German activities.

1993-95 Group Manager Roger Preston & Partners and Joint Managing Director RP & K Sozietät. Responsibilities included supervising the firm’s German operations and promoting the development within Europe.

1995- Founding Partner BDSP Partnership. Responsible for projects including SBS Broadcasting Center in Seoul and Broadwick House in London (Richard Rogers Partnership); Faith Zone, Millennium Dome (Eva Jiricna), Sanitas/BUPA HQ in Madrid (Ortiz Leon Arquitectos) andjointly in charge of a two year R & D project on the subject of achieving zero emission urbandevelopments – APAS, Project ZED (Future Systems).

2000- Director BDSP Partnership Limited. Current projects include the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, Mossbourne Community Academy in London, Nueva Plaza del Toros las Arenas and Nuevo Centro de Negocios en Viladecans all in Barcelona (Richard Rogers Partnership), Columbia University Masterplan, New York (Renzo Piano Building Workshop) and Bocconi University, Milan and Toulouse School of Economics, Toulouse (Grafton Architects), LSEStudent Centre (O’Donnall & Tuomey), One Airport Square, Accra, Ghana (Mario Cucinella Architects), Oscar Freire Development, Sao Paulo (Foster & Partners), London Olympics 2012 Velodrome (Hopkins Architects Limited); Blind Light, London, New York and Kiew (Antony Gormley). Considerable involvement in competition entries and masterplanning

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