(UK) – To celebrate Pride month BDP hosted its first Glitterball on 27 July, in association with RIBA’s Architecture LGBT+ and IALD and sponsored by Zumtobel.
The event was organised by BDP LGBT+ which champions diversity within the practice and the wider industry, and brought together over 200 of the most influential lighting designers, architects, choreographers and artists as well as Pride in the City.
Lighting director Colin Ball who leads BDP’s LGBT+ group said: “The support we’ve had in launching this event has been overwhelming, from every level of BDP nationally, the IALD and Architecture LGBT. The immediate support we had from Zumtobel has enabled us to make the evening something that we can see everyone is proud to have played a part in.”
BDP LGBT+ was launched in 2017 and is committed to providing a positive and nurturing environment with a growing network of representatives across all of BDP’s studios, which act as a first point of contact for any employees wishing to discuss any LGBT issues. All representatives act as ambassadors within the wider design and construction industry promoting BDP’s inclusivity and attending LGBT+ events.