Shirley joined Ryder after graduating from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2016. She previously worked in a London based practice, working on residential developments and conservation projects. Her thesis was nominated for the RIBA President's Silver Medal and was also a nominee for the A+DS Award for Urban Design. She has an interest in healthcare and worked alongside charity Art in the Gart to develop their website. Shirley enjoys swimming and recently competed in the Great Scottish Swim in Loch Lomond in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.