Executive Group and Partner, Architecture
Graham sits on the Executive Group and leads the Architecture discipline.
A member of the RIBA, and an ARB registered Architect with 25 years’ experience in the design and leadership of multidiscipline design teams delivering world class buildings across many building types and sectors in the UK and internationally. His specific interest is to pursue design excellence in integrated whole-life sustainable buildings and structures.
“Graham has always brought an imaginative and very professional attitude to the design work he has done for me. He is always been open and able to rise to a challenge. It is a pleasure doing work with Graham as he is very personable and honest. He has a good team that he has built around him that you can trust to deliver the very best service. I recommend him to anyone who needs the services of an excellent Architect.” – Mike Rhodes, Head of Capital Projects, The Open University
From the Tower of London to the Science Museum, and from Grade I listed medieval structures and Oxford Colleges to recently listed 1960’s Modernist architecture, our multidiscipline professionals have an extraordinary depth of specialist experience. Our team includes registered members of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation, helping us to meet the diverse needs of projects within this sector. We thrive on the challenges that these often complex initiatives present, whether in new developments, refurbishment projects or conservation projects within historic and listed properties.
Our approach begins with a detailed understanding of the history and importance of the Historic Environment. We seek to guide our clients, using recognised conservation principles, whilst developing suitable proposals which are sensitive and respectful to the listed building, its setting and its environment. We have an enviable record of obtaining listed building consent for the refurbishment and alterations to traditionally constructed and historic buildings.
The experienced teams within Ridge advise and support our clients to help develop, maintain and restore their buildings.
We provide facilities management and planned preventative maintenance advice for clients and can procure these contracts on their behalf. Our Mechanical and Electrical facilities maintenance teams can provide specific compliance audits and undertake rectification specifications, procurement and contract management.
A major consideration when working in historic or listed properties is the availability of existing drawn information. Ridge can provide Geospatial surveys of existing properties, creating 3D models which can be used in the recording, detailing and restoration of any works that are carried out within the buildings.
Using the latest laser scanning and measuring data services Ridge have the ability to capture the intricate details that historic and conservation style buildings contain. This latest technology enables Ridge to record high-resolution 3D data sets of buildings, sites and monuments in an accurate and cost effective manner. The density and quality of the point clouds generated allow the office based team to effectively describe the surface of a structure in various 2D drawing and 3D model formats that can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of the client.Read more