Ryder Architecture Bolsters Sustainability Expertise

Sustainability specialists from Building Research Solutions (BRS) will strengthen the practice’s expanding service offering

Photograph of 5 Sustainability specialists

Following a successful partnership with sister company, BIM Academy, Dr Ruth Saint and Dr Jon Stinson from Building Research Solutions (BRS) have joined Ryder Architecture, bringing with them over two decades of combined experience in supporting clients to deliver environmental change through science and evidence based research.

Ryder’s growing sustainability team will be bolstered by BRS’s consultancy and research, enabling clients across the built environment to meet industry standards and carbon reduction goals, as well as pioneering solutions to improve products, services and building management of assets.

Using scientific methods to research the cause of a challenge, Jon and Ruth have developed a respected track record amongst clients such as Korea Energy Economics Institute, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Built Environment Smarter Transformation, Zero Waste Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland.

Jon and Ruth said: “BRS was built upon the guiding principle of demystifying operational and embodied carbon design solutions.  The two are intrinsically connected – you can’t design for one without impacting the other.

“Ryder is at the forefront of embedding that principle across its design teams. Joining the practice allows us to support those teams more effectively, whilst amplifying the positive impacts that come with that.  In house rapid prototyping of sustainable as designed options, and in situ building performance evaluation of as built assets will allow Ryder to keep providing solutions to the industry’s sustainability challenges.”

Graham Kelly, director at Ryder, commented: “Combining our relevant areas of expertise with that of BRS’s, will place a strong and clear emphasis on the power to generate actionable intelligence and drive better decision making when it comes to sustainability strategies. The addition of Jon and Ruth to our team will inform new interactions between the worlds of digital construction and energy efficiency building performance, in turn testing, developing and streamlining new workflows which will have tangible results for decision makers.”