Peter joined Ryder in 1977 after graduating from Birmingham School of Architecture and became a partner in 1984. He worked with the founding partners and developed a profound respect for their modernist approach and focus on multi disciplinary design and the social contribution of architecture. In his role of senior partner, he is responsible for design direction across the practice. Over the years, Peter has also had a hands on role in major projects across all sectors. He is chair of BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, chair of social housing provider Home Groups’ design review panel, chair of governors for Newcastle High School for Girls and regional chair of RIBA.