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    • Cooper's Studio , 14-18 Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3NN

About Ryder Architecture

Ryder Architecture are an award-winning international design practice dedicated to improving people’s lives through the quality of their architectural work.

The company was established in Newcastle and now oversees teams in London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Hong Kong, Vancouver and Amsterdam, with further affiliates in Australia, Budapest, Spain and South Africa through Ryder Alliance.

Their projects range in value from £50,000 to £300 million, and span multiple sectors. Sites that have benefited from Ryder’s expertise include the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Newcastle Central Station and the Aberdeen Criminal Justice and Custody Centre.

Since their foundation, Ryder Architecture have not changed in their commitment to rigorous design, deceptive simplicity and a focus on functionality. Under their current leader, Managing Partner Mark Thompson, the firm continues to work collaboratively to deliver the best possible return on investment for their clients.

What is it like to work for Ryder Architecture

Ryder’s senior managers and team leaders work together closely to lead by example and ensure that the company’s values are always upheld. Weekly team catch-ups, development reviews and social events help to further enhance the sense of cohesion among Ryder’s staff.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Ryder coordinate their personal development and training activities through the Ryder 360 Academy, a scheme that provides staff with leadership and mentorship opportunities. Efforts are also made to create an environment where staff can offer their ideas on how the company can grow and improve.
My Company
My Company
Ryder’s values were created by their staff to reflect their internal culture of collaboration. The leadership team encourages transparency with regular reviews and updates, while new schemes to encourage personal development, staff wellbeing and better communication are constantly being proposed.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

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  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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  • Male : Female:

    62% / 38%

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