Ryder Architecture firm launches global partnership

The formation of Ryder Alliance sees Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture, which already has an office in Hong Kong, partnering with firms in Australia and Spain

From left, Graham Kelly, Ryder Architecture, with Will Joske and Anthony Merlin of i2C.
From left, Graham Kelly, Ryder Architecture, with Will Joske and Anthony Merlin of i2C.

A leading architecture firm has launched a collaboration with two overseas firms to expand its international reach.

The formation of Ryder Alliance sees Newcastle-based Ryder Architecture, which already has an office in Hong Kong, partnering with firms in Australia and Spain.

The partnership builds builds on five years of collaboration with Australian practice i2C and new links with Ravetllat Ribas Arquitectura in Barcelona, which specialises in higher education, residential, conservation and landscape design and with practices in Copenhagen and Paris.

Ryder’s managing partner Mark Thompson said: “Clients are seeking talented people dedicated to delivering an unrivalled service coupled with the best in architectural design – the best by international standards. Ryder Alliance enhances our service by increasing global reach, enriching our expertise and tapping into new research and development opportunities.”

Brian Jende, i2C’s managing director, said “With access to more than 200 talented people in 10 cities and seven time zones we have significantly enhanced our ability to deliver unsurpassed value, quality and innovation. Our teams will work together and have the opportunity for day to day interaction as well as work exchanges.

“We are very excited to be able to build on our strengths and expand our expertise across our core sectors.”

Last week Ryder, which is driving the redesign of Newcastle Central Station, announced sales increasing by 14% to £8.11m in its latest financial year.

Pre-tax profits dropped 10% in the period from £729,145 to £655,923, a result of investments carried out over the 12 months, including increasing staffing levels.

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