Ward joined Ryder Architecten in 2019. After finishing his studies at the Technical University of Delft in 2009, Ward founded the practice DRAW Architecten, a team of 15 professionals based in Haarlem. During this time Ward gained valuable experience in residential projects, both in renovation / intervention and new developments, and was responsible for projects of varying different scales and typologies. In addition to residential he worked on educational buildings, civic buildings and offices. Ward believes each design assignment is unique and strives to create the best team for each project from his extensive network of specialists.