RYDER Architecture has published a book celebrating its heritage, evolution and success over six decades.
The Newcastle-based architects launched the book at The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) bookshop in London as part of its 60th birthday celebrations.
With offices in Glasgow, Liverpool and London, the company has grown from its North East roots in 1953 under the post-war pioneers of Gordon Ryder and Peter Yates, to become an acclaimed practice working on projects across the UK and overseas.
Peter Buchan, Ryder’s senior partner, said: “This is without doubt a major milestone for the company and this book really does mark that occasion and underline all that has been achieved, starting from our roots in Newcastle but gradually growing right across the UK.”
Written by Rutter Carroll, an architect and a leading academic, and with a foreword by Hugh Pearman, Sunday Times’ architectural correspondent, the book features key projects such as Engineering Research Station; Vickers; Pilkington Optronics; Cobalt Business Park; Newcastle City Library and Manchester Central Library, that pepper the firm’s diverse output over 60 years.
With an annual turnover of £7m and employing 100 staff, the practice was shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year in the 2012 Building Awards.
The company will share its history and milestones via a host of events next year, including exhibitions in Glasgow, Liverpool and London.