Gareth Callen

Ryder continues to grow new office

Ryder Architecture has appointed Gareth Callen as senior architect in its Liverpool office, taking its staff level to 15 since opening in the city two years ago.

Previously with Falconer Chester Hall Architects, Callen has worked in Liverpool since he qualified as an architect in 1990. He studied at The Queens University, Belfast and at Liverpool John Moores University.

Ryder's Liverpool office opened in December 2007 with a staff of six, now there are 15 people supported by the head office in Newcastle. The Liverpool office was originally in Water Street but the firm moved to Exchange Flags in July 2008 due to expansion.

Callen said: "Ryder has established a strong presence in a short time in the North West. The practice has a reputation for creative design and is delivering education, healthcare, office, residential and masterplanning projects across the UK."

Ryder's current North West projects include the redesign of Manchester Central Library, Carmel College and Rochdale Building Schools for the Future programme.

The company employs 140 people in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Newcastle. The practice was established in Newcastle in the 1950s as Ryder & Yates.

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