Ridge grows architecture team to more than 100

26 May 2022

We’re thrilled to announced that our architecture team has welcomed its 100th employee.

A new addition more than 25 years ago, architecture has been a major success for Ridge, having achieved sustained growth in sectors such as motorsport, science, advanced manufacturing, housing, education, and heritage buildings. Recently, Ridge architects have been helping to shape the future of British battery production through the design of Britishvolt’s £2.6bn battery gigaplant in Northumberland.

In recent months, we have welcomed more than 15 new starters to our offices in Bristol, Leicester, Manchester, Oxford and Reading, adding new, more diverse skills to our award-winning architecture team. By retaining our ‘personal touch’, we get under the skin of our clients’ needs and provide evidence-based design that incorporates sustainability and social impact.

Graham Blackburn, Partner and head of architecture at Ridge, said:

“Ridge has a rich 75-year history that has seen it grow into a modern, multidisciplinary team of more than 850 experts. It is fantastic to have seen architecture blossom at Ridge, surpassing 100 people who are working on some of the UK’s most inspiring and innovative facilities.


“Ridge offers a unique, holistic approach to design, whereby our architects carry out research and development projects that inform their design. Through our work in Formula 1, they are delivering alongside world-class engineers – taking lessons learnt into other sectors and offering clients a real point of difference compared with a traditional practice. If you are an architect, Ridge is a fantastic place to be if you want to be a holistic practitioner.”

To further grow our reach into the South East, we plan to launch an architecture offering in London, based in our Southwark offices.

Last month, Ridge entered the Architects’ Journal AJ100 for the second year running. The AJ100 is a measure of the top UK practices by number of architects employed.

Church Farm, a sustainable residential development in Radley, Oxfordshire, designed by our architecture team, has been shortlisted in the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 in the Building Project of the Year over £10m category. The winners are determined by public vote; learn more and cast your vote here.

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