Our goal is simple — to improve the quality of the world around us and, in doing so, improve people’s lives. An approach embedded in the origins of Ryder which remains a touchstone today.
Everything architecture is based on principles of simplicity, usefulness and elegance. It connects people to places, from the room to the city.
It defines a responsibility to an inclusive society and to the future of our planet. It is embedded as much in pioneering science and technology as in art and is the foundation for the collective journey from the initial vision through designing and making and beyond into use — learning from each project for the benefit of the next.
Everything architecture relies on strong leadership to transcend the professional silos. It requires talented people with a passion for collaborative project working to make a positive impact on the communities in which we work, and to deliver the best return on investment for our clients.
Ryder offers seamless packages of architecture, interior design, landscape, signage and graphics design services. We work across health and wellness, education, office, civic, residential, science, transit and manufacturing.
Collaboration is in our DNA
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Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne, Adam has lived in Canada since 2006. Prior to this, he worked for a variety of firms in the UK, New Zealand and Australia in a number of roles including project manager and owner’s representative before establishing Ryder in Vancouver with Warren Schmidt in 2017. Adam is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and a chartered architect in the UK. He studied architecture and planning at Newcastle University and undertook further studies at Kings College, London – earning a master’s in construction law and arbitration. Adam has worked on certified Passive House projects in the UK and sits on the education committee of Passive House Canada. In his adopted home of British Columbia, Adam spends his weekends discovering the mountains and ocean around Vancouver with his family and learning more about Canada, although ice hockey remains a mystery to him.
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Candie joined Ryder as a design assistant in 2021. She graduated in architectural studies from City University of Hong Kong in 2018, which included an exchange year in Prague. Since graduating, Candie has gained experience in a wide range of specialisms, including landscape design and masterplanning. In her spare time, she likes to go hiking and travelling.
Email : MYeeLi@ryderarchitecture.com
Cheong joined Ryder as a project supervisor in Hong Kong. After graduating in 2007, he worked as a building service engineer in the construction industry. With his experience in engineering, Cheong is now continuing his skills in the application of BIM. Outside of work, Cheong enjoys hiking, running and photography.
Email : WLi@ryderarchitecture.com
Chris joined Ryder in 2012, and has worked across the length and breadth of Scotland in a wide range of sectors including education, office and residential. He believes strongly in the importance of place and history influencing design, ensuring projects achieve the greatest benefits to their communities in a manner appropriate for their setting. He has been involved in architectural education for over twenty years, teaching at both the University of Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art, and was elected a Fellow of the RIAS in 2020. Chris became a partner of Ryder in 2020. In his spare time, he enjoys hill walking and is a keen student of history.
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Senior Interior Designer
Constance joined Ryder as a senior interior designer in 2021. After graduating from Middlesex University in 2010, Constance returned to Hong Kong where she gained experience working on office and residential projects, as well as international food and beverage projects. Outside of work, Constance loves to go the gym and play badminton with friends.
Email : CHo@ryderarchitecture.com
After working as a mechanical engineer, David joined Ryder as a project technician in 2021. David completed his degree in building services engineering at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2017. He has experience in HVAC design, project management and BIM. David is a dog lover and enjoys their company. He was also on the rowing team at university.
Email : DHung@ryderarchitecture.com
David joined Ryder from the Army and has experience in a range of leadership and management roles. He is a keen advocate of collaborative project working, he led the integration of Devereux architects into Ryder and has overseen organisational developments in knowledge management and design thinking systems. David has a degree in architecture as well as project management qualifications. He is married with two daughters and enjoys walking, gardening and most sports, in particular football and golf.
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Derek has worked in Hong Kong since 1993 and joined Richard Dorkin’s team as a technical director in 2019. As well as being a chartered architectural technologist and professional member of the Hong Kong
Institute for Building Information Modelling, Derek brings substantial experience in commercial, infrastructure and leisure projects. He has previously worked with other leading industry engineering and architecture
practices. Derek is passionate about the implementation of BIM and its future prospective solutions. Outside of work, Derek enjoys the pursuit of live music, film and travelling to exotic corners of the world.
Email : DBoon@ryderarchitecture.com
Business Development Lead
Eman joined Ryder as business development lead in Hong Kong. She joined in 2020, following her role as founder and artistic director at Le Jeu Dance and Stand Up HK in Hong Kong and discovering a new interest in the built environment. Eman graduated from the University of California, Davis, then toured the world with various dance productions. Outside of work, Eman is passionate about dancing, stand up comedy and painting. She regularly performs stand up comedy and debuted her first painting exhibition in 2020.
Email : Elam@ryderarchitecture.com
Eva graduated from the Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) in 2009 at The University of Auckland.
She has completed the Master of Architecture in 2011 with First Class Honours, where her thesis investigated Atelier Bow-Wow’s notion of behaviorology and the kaleidoscopic aspects of the architecture in the urbanscape of her hometown, Hong Kong.
Email : ECheung@ryderarchitecture.com
Graeme is a chartered accountant, who joined Ryder in 2015 after 15 years with KPMG. He is company secretary at Ryder and his role covers the day to day management of the company finances as well as the strategic, legal and commercial aspects. He is also leads the business support team. He is a season ticket holder at Darlington Football Club and spends his remaining spare time ferrying his two children around various sporting and social activities.
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Helen is responsible for leading communication activity at Ryder. She joined the practice in January 2016 following a business development role at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Graduating from her three year scholarship in professional musical theatre at the Urdang Academy, London in 2007, Helen toured the world with various productions before settling back in Newcastle in 2013 and discovering a new interest in the built environment. Outside of her role, Helen is passionate about engaging and nurturing the skills of the next generation to attract new talent to the diverse world of the construction industry. She regularly competes in 10k and half marathon races but is yet to accept the challenge of a full marathon.
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Henry graduated in 2009 and is based in Richard Dorkin’s team. He is regularly involved with the Hong Kong Local Design Institute and enjoys attending industry events to broaden his connections. In his free time, Henry enjoys training in the gym and exploring different cultures.
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Ian is responsible for a range of projects, particularly in the healthcare sector. He also has an interest in regeneration and urban design and has led various master planning, public realm and urban renewal projects. Ian studied at Northumbria University and Edinburgh College of Art and joined the practice in 2004. He now provides studio tutoring to third year students and leads Ryder’s recruitment programme to inspire and nurture graduates. Ian is passionate in promoting a more open, responsive and flexible construction industry. He is a RIBA regional council member and represents Ryder on the North East Chamber of Commerce Newcastle committee. In his spare time, he likes to appreciate the fantastic Northumberland landscape.
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Ian leads the Technologies group, responsible for technical design across the group. With over 30 years in the construction industry, he has a wide range of experience across building types and sectors including civic, office, education, residential, healthcare and manufacturing. Recent notable projects include Newcastle City Library, Grade II* Manchester Central Library, University of Manchester Library and Grade I Newcastle Central Station. Ian studied at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 1980, and is a member of the Royal Society of Arts. He builds strong relationships and is passionate about delivering quality architecture and all that incorporates. He enjoys visiting buildings of significant architectural worth, skiing, football, building furniture and working on his allotment.
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Jack Chung Pang Cheng
Jack joined Ryder in 2021 as a project technician. He completed a higher diploma in electrical engineering at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education. Following this, he worked as an electrical engineer on office and retail projects. Jack has a keen interest in the application of BIM and building services. In his spare time, Jack enjoys listening to music and playing football – he is a big Liverpool FC fan!
Email : JCheng@ryderarchitecture.com
Jason Chit Shun Li
Jason joined Ryder in 2021 as a project supervisor. After graduating in mechanical engineering from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2009, he has a wealth of experience in building services engineering. In 2016, he moved to Macau where he worked on the Macau Light Transit System. In his spare time, Jason is a keen photographer.
Email : JLi@ryderarchitecture.com
Jonathan joined Ryder in 2003 and has a wealth experience across education, master planning, civic, residential and office sectors. He has been instrumental in growing Ryder’s portfolio across the UK and was part of the team that established Ryder’s Hong Kong office. Jonny led our portfolio of buildings at Newcastle Helix – an exemplar of sustainable urban development which combines prestigious commercial and residential space with first class research and education facilities in the heart of Newcastle. Jonny leads the Ryder Alliance, an entrepreneurial international alliance employing pioneering research and technologies to redefine architectural practice with our partners around the world.
Jonny is part of the British Council for Offices (BCO) Northern committee and mentors for the BCO in the north and London. He has been an RIBA awards panel member and is a graduate of the Common Purpose Meridian senior leadership programme. Outside of work, he enjoys travel, time with his family and is a keen sports fan.
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Lee graduated from Newcastle University and joined Ryder in 1999. He has delivered a wide range of building types with an emphasis on higher education and libraries. Notable projects have including the Citygate mixed use development, 55 Degrees North, New College Durham, Newcastle City Library and Manchester Central Library. He has a passion for integrated project working and achieving greater collaboration across all disciplines.
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Mark joined Ryder in 2017. He has been involved in design for healthcare for over 25 years and has experience of multi phased projects in the acute sector, including emergency, theatre and diagnostics departments. He has worked on a vast number of primary care facilities that provide community health services with particular expertise in mental health design for a range of service users, and also has a portfolio of commercial projects including leisure and food and beverage outlets. Mark became a partner of Ryder in 2020. In his leisure time he enjoys travelling, writing, cinema and theatre.
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Mark studied at Northumbria University and the Macintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art. A recipient of the Ryder Bursary in 2004, he is now responsible for a client portfolio across a wide range of
sectors and major mixed use regeneration. Mark is a visiting tutor at Northumbria University and is on the board of directors for St Cuthbert’s High School. Mark became a partner of Ryder in 2020. In his leisure time he enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, football, mountain biking and angling.
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Non Executive Advisor
Mark joined Ryder as a non executive in 2017. He is also an executive company director for U+I following his previous position as director of work winning and a 37 year career with Laing O’Rourke. Mark has a wealth of experience in de-risking construction and managing relationships and has overseen some of the capital’s most recognisable and complex projects, including One Hyde Park, The Francis Crick Institute and Ascot Race Course. Mark has two grown up children and, as the son of a farmer, he has interests in the family farm in his home county of Cumbria and spends time there whenever he can.
Mark began his career in engineering at British Shipbuilders. Following the decline of the industry, he 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 before becoming a director of Ryder in 1995. In appreciation of his “influential and inspirational role in the industry” Mark was made an Honorary Fellow of the RIBA in 2003. As managing partner Mark has responsibility for the strategic development of Ryder. Mark is chair of blood cancer charity Bright Red, vice chair of Newcastle Gateshead Initiative, board member of North East England LEP, member of the CBI North East Regional Council and the CBI National Construction Council. He also sits on the advisory board of Invest Newcastle.
In November 2018 he was named North East England Business Executive of the Year in recognition of the success of Ryder and his contribution to the business community in the region. In 2019, he became a fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology. Mark is married to Dawn with children Hannah and Chris, enjoys socialising and watching sport with friends, particularly rugby, and is a fair weather cyclist and skier.
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Matthew graduated from Carleton University, Canada, in 1994. He has over 25 years of experience in working on technically challenging projects, such as Hong Kong International Airport and Al Shaqab Equestrian Academy, Doha. Matthew is qualified as an Authorized Person (List of Architects) in Hong Kong and is also listed as an adjudicator in the Hong Kong Institute of A
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Otto joined Richard Dorkin’s team in Hong Kong in 2018 following his graduation from Newcastle University. His interests lie in architectural representation and innovative culinary design. He has worked on several residential projects in Singapore and Hong Kong during his summer internships. Otto enjoys travelling and cooking in his free time.
Email : OChung@ryderarchitecture.com
Paul completed his architectural education at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow, in 1992 and has led several high profile urban design, health and infrastructure projects. In 2006 he established Ryder’s Glasgow office and led the early development of the Hong Kong office. Prior to joining Ryder, he worked with Terry Farrell for 11 years in London and Hong Kong. He has spoken around the world on sustainable healthcare design, has tutored at Newcastle University and is a member of the NEECC Transport Forum. Paul leads Ryder’s Northern Arc Hyperloop proposition, one of ten schemes at the global forefront of this emerging technology. He loves to cycle and has completed several long distance rides, including Cycle to MIPIM 2014, 2016 and 2018, as well as a tour between all four of Ryder’s UK offices in 2013 as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations.
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Peko joined Ryder in 2018 as a communications coordinator after graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in 2011 and previously working in communications at an interior design and landscape practice in Hong Kong. Outside of the office, Peko has a passion for travelling, yoga and art.
Email : PPoon@ryderarchitecture.com
Peter leads the BIM Academy team, established by Ryder as a joint venture with Northumbria University in 2010. The small but highly successful team now operates globally in partnership with Ryder and Ryder Alliance by helping clients across the built environment to exploit the value of digital technologies and smarter working, particularly in business case development, implementation planning and asset management strategies. Clients include Sydney Opera House, Quintain, Carillion, Hsin Chong Construction and BAE Systems. Peter graduated from Leeds University with a degree in classics in 1981, prior to studying architectural technology at Northumbria University. This was followed by several years in practice in the industry, joining Ryder in 1995 to lead teams delivering a wide range of projects in the leisure, education, manufacturing and healthcare sectors, as well as heading the systems improvement and innovation workstream which included the early adoption of BIM technologies across the practice from 2003. When not travelling the world supporting clients in realising the exciting possibilities of the digital sector, Peter enjoys strolling the Northumbrian countryside, photographing his travels and reminiscing with former bandmates on their musical career in the post punk era.
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Richard is responsible for the growth of Ryder in Asia. With over 25 years’ experience, he has worked across many sectors including manufacturing, education and healthcare. He leads the team in Hong Kong in seeking project opportunities and is educated as both architectural technologist, and architect registered with RIBA and HKIA. Richard is an advocate of collaborative working and sees this as the future of integrated project working in the built environment. His personal interests lie in farming, the great outdoors and sustainable living.
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Richard graduated from Sheffield University in 1991 and spent the following 12 years working for Newcastle City Council progressing to head of city design in 2000. Richard joined Ryder in 2004 and became a partner in 2007. His work portfolio has varied over this period with a focus on challenges and opportunities arising from large public sector construction programmes in all levels of education, research and blue light services as well as a burgeoning portfolio of office and industrial projects. He is actively involved in the leadership of Ryder and enjoys the dynamic of working in a team environment. Richard has a keen interest in the visual arts, education, music, travel and literature complimented by an active family life.
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Richard joined Ryder as an architectural director in 2021 bringing extensive global experience, particularly in the education, healthcare and research sectors. Having gained his architecture degree from the University of Dundee in 1982, he began his career in the UK and Europe before embarking on new pastures throughout Asia including Hong Kong, India, China, Singapore and Thailand. His skills include generating cost effective, sustainable, efficient and high quality design solutions. Outside of work, Richard enjoys rugby and is a level two coach and level one referee, he is also a certified nutritionist and life coach.
Email : RWood@ryderarchitecture.com
Ronnie joined Ryder in 2000 and became a partner in 2017. He leads a great team with complementary skills to deliver outstanding projects in the office, residential, education, leisure and industrial sectors. The team pride themselves on leading several high profile redevelopment sites, namely the former Tetley Brewery site in Leeds and Northshore in Stockton on Tees. Projects include Tombola House, Thirteen Group Headquarters, Northshore Hotel, Ashington Leisure Centre and Cooper’s Studios. Ronnie is currently focused on developing expertise in office design through engagement with the British Council for Offices, and is chair of Headway Arts board of trustees. In his spare time you can find him enjoying a competitive round of golf at Close House.
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Non Executive Advisor
Sarah joined Ryder as a non executive in 2017. She has regional, national and international private, public and not for profit experience including working as a director of regions at CBI and as a lawyer with Clifford Chance working in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. She currently leads the CBI’s international leadership development programme and provides bespoke development programmes for ambitious corporates. She is on the Court of Newcastle University, the Council of National Trust and is a Board Member at Tyne and Wear Museums. Sarah has an MBA, a master’s in Urban Regeneration and is currently studying for a PHD at Durham University. As an active member of the Craster Coastal Rowing Club, Sarah’s weekends are spent getting cold and wet on a rowing boat in the North Sea.
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 of the winning Ryder Alliance team for the Build Earth Live New York competition. Sarah studied at Strathclyde University where she took part in the Erasmus exchange programme, spending six months studying at the Czech Technical University in Prague. She was awarded the Ryder Bursary in 2008 and completed her professional qualifications at Newcastle University in 2012. Sarah has a keen interest in outdoor sports including running and skiing, she loves to travel and has a passion for interior design
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After graduating from Newcastle University, Sheldon completed his architectural studies at The Manchester School of Architecture. With 20 years’ experience in the healthcare sector, he has a passion for creative design, and working closely with stakeholder groups that are as diverse, challenging, and inspiring as the projects. His clients include tertiary and secondary acute NHS Trusts, mental health NHS Trusts, clinical commissioning groups and other community providers, private healthcare organisations as well as universities and research establishments. Sheldon is one of only a handful of healthcare specialist Design Quality Indicator facilitators, working on behalf of the Construction Industry Council. He is also a non executive director of innovative care provider PossAbilities. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and skiing with his active young family.
Email : SWalsh@ryderarchitecture.com
Stephen Yat Hin Ng
Stephen joined Ryder in 2021 as a project technician in Hong Kong. He graduated with a master’s in engineering science from the University of Oxford in 2015. Stephen’s experience includes working with main contractors, building services, design and coordination. Stephen has been told that he looks like the famous Taiwanese music artist, Jay Chou!
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Stewart leads the preparation of construction documentation and design coordination over a wide range of projects. He has responsibility for the practice wide management system incorporating quality, environmental and health and safety. Stewart graduated from the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and enjoys collecting whisky – although unusually for a Scotsman, he doesn’t drink it.
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Venus graduated from the City University of Hong Kong in 2016, where she completed research concerning children’s playgrounds and maternity centres. Outside of work, Venus enjoys painting, hiking and music.
Email : VNg@ryderarchitecture.com
Wouter joined Ryder in 2019 and leads the team in the Netherlands. After qualifying in 2001 from the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, Wouter set up his own practice in 2003. During this time, he worked on a range of projects, including cinemas, offices, hotels and leisure buildings and has also focused on sustainability and its implementation in the built environment. Wouter has extensive knowledge in building regulations and office and residential design.
Our goal is simple – to improve the quality of the world around us and, in doing so, improve people’s lives.
Everything architecture is based on principles of simplicity, usefulness and elegance. It connects people to places, from the room to the city. It defines a responsibility to society and to the future of our planet. It is embedded as much in the pioneering application of science and technology as in art, and is the foundation for the collective journey from the vision through designing, making and beyond into use. Learning from each project for the benefit of the next.
Everything architecture relies on strong leadership to transcend the professional silos. It requires talented people with a passion for collaborative project working to deliver the best return on investment for our clients.