Associate

Tom Assal

Tom has worked in the construction industry for a decade, across sectors including commercial, residential and defence. Tom’s experience in the defence sector combines the delivery of numerous projects from concept to completion, including net zero carbon accommodation blocks.

Isabelle Rochette

Isabelle is originally from Quebec, where she studied, qualified, and worked for seven years before moving to the UK in 2016. She has experience leading teams and projects in the defence and residential sectors and has developed a wide military expertise. Over…

Christopher Badman

Chris graduated in 2008 with a degree in architectural technology from Bristol UWE and is an associate in Martin Kendall’s team. Chris has worked on a variety of new build and refurbishment projects including office, residential, industrial, and specialises in the defence…

Jon Stinson

Jon has worked, researched, and taught in the field of sustainable architectural technology since 2005, joining Ryder in 2023.  He has led industry focused applied research projects for the Scottish Energy Centre, authored industry and academic papers, and speaks publicly on sustainability…

Nancy Cernik

Since graduating in 2008, Nancy has worked in a variety of roles in construction, including health and safety management, project management and ISO 9001/18001 implementation.  She has more recently worked as a principal designer for a consultancy in London, joining Ryder in…

Kate Mathers

Kate is an associate at Ryder and has experience leading teams and developing designs for student residences, aquatic and recreation centres, child care projects, and community development plans.  Originally from Ontario, Kate studied anthropology and urban geography at McGill University in Montreal,…

Vicki Holland

Vicki joined Ryder in 2021 as an associate.  Having worked in both professional practice and as an independent interior designer, Vicki is a multi disciplined interior designer with expertise in education, healthcare, office and residential sectors.  Alongside her interior design projects, Vicki…

Ross Blair

Ross has over 15 years experience in practice. He has extensive experience in the commercial sector leading on a number of award winning projects throughout Scotland. He has also delivered a number of education projects ranging from primary through to higher education.

David Thornton

Having joined the industry in 2003, David has a range of experience and qualifications, including a first class degree in architectural technology from the University of Northumbria and the CIOB Certificate of Excellence. During his studies, David worked for local, national, and…