Alison completed her degree in Aberdeen in 2008 before working and travelling across Australia and New Zealand for three years. Alison returned to the UK to complete her master’s, graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2016 and becoming a registered architect. Prior to joining Ryder in 2017, Alison worked on several large commercial, education, healthcare and residential projects in the UK and Ireland. Alison is a registered member of the RIBA and has recently taken up a role on the Young Architectural Practitioners Forum committee, helping to raise the profile of architecture in the north east. She has a keen interest in interior architecture and urban design, and in her spare time enjoys art, yoga and travelling.