Associate

Kieran Stapleton

Kieran is responsible for delivering various consultancy projects for BIM Academy.  Having been exposed to the built environment since 2005 as a student engineer for a large multidisciplinary practice, he joined BIM Academy and Ryder in 2014.  His most notable projects to…

Cathy Russell

Cathy Russell

Cathy is a recognised practitioner in urban design and associate of the RTPI. She studied at Leeds Metropolitan University and gained an MA in urban design at Newcastle University. Cathy’s role at Ryder involves research, masterplanning, public realm, site and contextual analysis,…

Steven Ford

Steven Ford

Steven began working in the Glasgow office in 2006 before moving to Newcastle in 2014. He studied at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, graduating in 2009. Steven worked on the recently completed Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and has a range of…

Andrew Scott-Greener

Following 10 years gaining experience and qualifications as an architectural technologist, studying part time throughout, Andrew graduated with a first class BSc(Hons) in architectural technology from the University of Northumbria in 2004. Since joining Ryder in 2006, Andrew has worked across a…

Steven Ayling

Steve Ayling

Steve has been with Ryder since 2004 and has gained valuable experience across a number of projects including Manchester Central Library – his career highlight to date. In 2015, he was seconded to Sir Robert McAlpine as a design manager for three…

Sarah O'Connor

Sarah O’Connor

Sarah has experience leading projects across many sectors including schools, universities and specialist police facilities. She leads the Ryder Council and has been involved with projects and careers programmes in local schools for a number of years. In 2015, she was part…

Alan Love

Alan Love

Alan trained and worked as an architectural technician before studying architecture and qualifying in 1993. Alan is responsible for design and construction stages of the projects including the Low Carbon Vehicle Research Development Centre at Nissan, North of the River Primary, Wick…

Karen Statham

Karen Statham

Karen is responsible for preparing Ryder’s proposals and marketing collateral.  She graduated in journalism from Sunderland University in 2004 and completed a CIM professional marketing qualification.  Outside of work, Karen is passionate about protecting the natural world.  She is vice chair of…

Aaron Young

Aaron Young

Aaron’s experience comprises significant projects including Merseyside Police Crime Campus, Midlands Schools, Ansty Park, FANUC, Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters and Newcastle College. Aaron completed his studies at Northumbria University spending his year out working for HKS in Dallas, Texas and completing…