40 employed architects, 18% female architects, =48th position in 2014
Despite sliding 10 places this year, Ryder Architecture’s turnover increased 14 per cent over the past 12 months – growing 40 per cent since 2011. Key completions included the new £82 million Scottish Crime Campus, an £8 million overhaul of Newcastle Station and the pioneering renewal – using BIM-enabled ‘keyhole surgery’ – of Manchester’s Grade II*-listed Central Library. A further landmark achievement was the launch of Ryder Alliance to strengthen the 61-year-old practice’s ‘international capacity and credibility’. Founding members include Australian practice i2C, Ryder’s charitable organisation AzuKo and the studio’s BIM Academy joint venture with Northumbria University. Future key projects include the new £200 million Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary.