Jo Ashbridge

Jo Ashbridge
AzuKo, London

Peter Barker

Peter Barker
BIM Academy, London

Paul Bell

Paul Bell
Ryder, Newcastle

Peter Buchan

Peter Buchan
Ryder, London

Gareth Callen

Gareth Callen
Ryder, Liverpool

Richard Dorkin

Richard Dorkin
Ryder, Hong Kong

Ronnie Graham

Ronnie Graham
Ryder, Newcastle

 Brian Jende

Brian Jende
i2C, Melbourne

Ian Kennedy

Ian Kennedy
Ryder, Newcastle

Anthony Merlin

Anthony Merlin
i2C, Sydney

Gordon Murray

Professor Gordon Murray
Ryder, Glasgow

Pere Joan Ravetllat

Pere Joan Ravetllat
Ravetllat Ribas, Barcelona

Carme

Carme Ribas
Ravetllat Ribas, Barcelona

Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor
Ward Robinson, Newcastle

Jenny

Dr Jenny Thomas
Performance Consultancy, London

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson
Ryder, Newcastle

Richard Wise

Richard Wise
Ryder, Newcastle

AzuKo is a not for profit, independent public interest design charity aimed at improving lives in areas with limited assets through community driven, research based design initiatives. Jo leads the research activity of AzuKo focusing on the participatory process, recognising the capacities of local populations, ensuring a detailed understanding of behaviours, aspirations and needs to facilitate sustainable design interventions.

Jo has been involved with international development since 2007. Projects include shelters in Vietnam, supporting an NGO in their goal to eradicate obstetric fistula across sub Saharan Africa, authoring guidelines for transitional shelters post disaster and researching earthen construction in low income communities across Bangladesh.

Peter is Managing Director of BIM Academy which was established by Northumbria University and Ryder in 2010 to support industry in the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM Academy is a unique fusion of practical industry knowledge and academic expertise and delivers consultancy, research and education. It has strong links with government agencies and industry bodies around the world.

With over 30 years’ experience in architecture and construction, Peter was the Director at Ryder responsible for the early research and development of BIM within the practice from 2003.

Paul studied at the Makintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow and before joining Ryder in 2002 was an associate of Terry Farrell & Partners working in their Hong Kong and London offices. He has significant experience in delivering major projects, particularly government, healthcare and science buildings.

Paul is responsible for all healthcare projects and for the practices international business development.

Paul became a partner in 2007 and played a key role in establishing the Glasgow office.

After graduating from Birmingham School of Architecture Peter joined Ryder in 1977 and became a partner in 1984. He worked with the founding partners and developed a profound respect for their modernist approach and focus on multi-disciplinary design and the social contribution of architecture.

In his role of senior partner Peter is responsible for design direction across the practice. Over the years Peter has also had a hands on role in major projects across the sectors.

Peter is chair of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, chair of social housing provider Home Group's design review panel, chair of governors for Newcastle Church High School for Girls and regional chair of RIBA.

Gareth graduated from John Moores University in 1988 and is recognised as a leading player in the North West having been responsible for a number of major projects. One of the most significant is the Metropolitan Cathedral Masterplan in Liverpool, undertaken over seven years. Gareth joined Ryder in 2009 and became a director in 2012.

 

Gareth has been involved from inception on Liverpool Science Park. The park was one of the first commercial developments in Liverpool to achieve BREEAM Excellent and was also awarded Best Commercial Development in 2009.

Prior to studying architecture at Newcastle University, Richard worked at Ryder as an architectural technologist having been our first apprentice. He also spent a year in Malaysia during which he worked on a variety of commercial projects including bank refurbishments and hotel redevelopments in preparation for the Commonwealth Games.

Richard qualified in 2002 and brings excellent project leadership skills developed on a range of complex and demanding projects where he has often been site based working, closely with the contractor and leading the design team. In 2012 Richard relocated to Hong Kong to lead our team delivering projects there and in China.

Ronnie joined Ryder after he graduated from Newcastle University in 2000. He went on to complete his professional training and qualified as an architect in 2002.

His rapid progress with Ryder is testament to his tenacious approach and excellent design and management skills. Ronnie became a director in 2012.

 

At Ryder he has led major projects for commercial, leisure, residential and education schemes with significant urban design requirements.

Co-founder and managing director, Brian Jende is a driving force behind the creative spirit captured by i2C and delivered on all projects across the Melbourne, Sydney and Perth offices.

Brian is a registered architect with over 28 years architectural experience encompassing the retail, commercial and urban sectors, Brian is recognised by the industry as an authority in retail and commercial architecture.

Ian graduated from University of Liverpool in 1983 and after working in London joined Ryder's Newcastle team in 2000.  He has broad experience spanning the public and private sectors and has completed many complex projects using strong design and team leadership skills.

By establishing enduring client and design team relationships he has a reputation for outstanding delivery.

Ian became a partner in 2002 and was instrumental in establishing the Liverpool office.

With more than 20 years experience in architecture, Anthony has a keen appreciation for great design and detail and targets perfection on every i2C project.

He also recognises the importance of a positive and dynamic workplace in the delivery of great client service and excellent results. He is passionate about fostering the team within a professional, supportive and fun i2C culture.

Gordon has practiced in Glasgow for over thirty years and since the late eighties has been a principal in practices which have been widely regarded throughout the UK and internationally for projects which are thoughtful yet thought provoking.

In 2007 he was appointed Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Head of School at the University of Strathclyde.

Co founder of Ravetllat Ribas in Barcelona, Pere Joan is professor in charge of the housing and city course at Barcelona School of Architecture. He holds an MSc in buidling design from Columbia University in New York and is author of several monographs on housing.

 

Pere Joan has collaborated with diverse national and international magazines with essays and articles of his work and projects include new build and sensitive restorations of key public buildings, higher education facilities and housing developments.

Co-founder of Ravetllat Ribas in Barcelona, Carme studied landscape architecture at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and is now a professor at Barcelona School of Architecture. Past roles include the Department of Urban Projects of Barcelona City Council and interior design professor at ELISAVA and landscape professor at ETSAB from 1998 to 2001.

 

Carme has collaborated with diverse national and international magazines with essays and articles of her work which includes major city planning and public space transformation internationally.

Brian’s highly efficient, no-nonsense style of project management has been a trademark feature of his approach to work since he co-founded Ward Robinson in 1990. Today, his constructive, organised and re-assuringly direct manner is brought to bear on all commercial aspects of the business, as well as each of the practice’s project management commissions. Brian also oversees, with the same efficacy, the commissioning and co-ordination of any directly contracted works.

Jenny was awarded a doctorate at Northumbria University on post occupancy evaluation and was a member of the panel which developed the British Council for Offices guide to post occupancy evaluation. She is an expert in evidence based design, exploring the relationship between people and their environment to inform building designs through an understanding of how people use space.

Performance Consultancy offer evaluation, research and brief development services to inform design solutions and evaluate building performance across all sectors, their work also often informs national policy development.

Mark joined Ryder in 1988, qualified as an architectural technician at Newcastle Polytechnic in 1990 and went on to study project management and business at Newcastle University.

He became a director of Ryder in 1995. As managing partner Mark has ultimate responsibility for the strategic development of Ryder.

Richard graduated from University of Sheffield in 1991 and joined Ryder in 2003 having previously been director of design at Newcastle City Council.

He leads Ryder's work in the education sector and has a special interest in the impact schools can have on the wider communities they serve. Richard became a partner in 2007 and made a key contribution to the development of both the London and Liverpool offices.

  • Ryder
  • I2C
  • Ravetllat Ribasarquitectes
  • BIM Academy
  • Azuko
  • Inex
  • Ward Robinson
  • Australia
  • Hong Kong
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom