Sophie joined Ryder in 2014 following her studies at Newcastle University. Whilst at university, she took part in a live build research project which was shortlisted for the AJ small project awards in 2015. Key include Wolfreton school and sixth form, Bedlington town centre redevelopment and the AkzoNobel protective coatings development. She is a member of Ryder’s interest design workgroup, assisting AzuKo - a charity which Ryder founded, and also enjoys yoga and walking her dog.