Associate

Ruth Baker

Ruth French

Ruth joined the practice in 2007, originally based in the Newcastle office, and has over 10 years’ experience predominantly in the healthcare, education and residential sectors. Ruth strongly believes that well designed buildings can improve lives. She is keen to engage closely…

Mark Crowe

Mark Crowe

Mark is responsible for technical delivery on projects across BIM Academy’s global operations, as well as continuing to ensure the organisation is at the forefront of practical capability. He joined the practice in 2013 and has worked on a wide range of…

Philip Miller

Philip joined Ryder in 2013 and has been involved in a number of key national healthcare projects including the Emergency Care Centre, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and The Children’s Heart Unit.  He studied at Sheffield University and graduated from Newcastle University. …

Francesca Harrison

Francesca Harrison

Following graduation from Leeds Beckett University, Francesca joined Ryder in 2013 and completed her professional qualifications.  She has worked on a wide range of projects and gained valuable experience across several sectors during her time at the practice.  She was the project…

Peter Lea

Peter Lea

Peter has gained valuable experience in the private sector starting early on in his career by joining a private practice whilst also studying at Newcastle College. Peter’s broad experience has been in both the private and public sectors ranging from education, commercial…

Mary McBryan

Mary McBryan

Originally from upstate New York, Mary is more Scot than American having lived in Scotland since 2001. She brings extensive design and architectural experience to her role as project coordinator. Having received a bachelor of architecture degree with honours from Syracuse University,…

Sophie Connor

Sophie Connor

Sophie joined Ryder in 2014 following her studies at Newcastle University.  Whilst at university, she took part in a live build research project which was shortlisted for the AJ small project awards in 2015. Key projects include Wolfreton School and Sixth Form,…

Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Martin joined Ryder in 2015 and has since headed some major projects in London including being project leader on phase 1 of the Cobham Manor project, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park winning multiple awards including the National Housing Awards 2015 best scheme…

Soo Darcy

Soo Darcy

Soo delivered Ryder’s client feedback programme for almost a decade, before joining the team in 2018.  She has a degree in English literature from London South Bank University and a master’s in modern and contemporary studies from Newcastle University.   Soo’s passion lies…