Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

Ryder Architecture

Ryder Architecture is an international architecture company. Our goal is simple - to improve the quality of the world around us and, in doing so, improve people's lives. An approach which has remained a touchstone for more than 60 years.


Everything in architecture is based on principles of simplicity, usefulness and elegance. It connects people to places, from the room to the city.  It defines a responsibility to society and to the future of our planet.  It is embedded as much in pioneering science and technology as in art; and is the foundation for the collective journey from the initial vision through designing and making and beyond into use - learning from each project for the benefit of the next. Everything architecture relies on leadership to transcend the professional silos.  It requires talented people with a passion for collaborative project working to deliver the best return on investment for our clients.


Having grown from one office of a dozen or so people in 1994; under the current leadership Ryder now operates out of four UK offices and has significant work overseas served from the Hong Kong office, and with a growing alliance of like-minded firms in Australia, Europe and North America benefits from a total capacity of more than 250 people. Ryder Architecture has had a presence in Glasgow since 2006.


Last year we were shortlisted for Building magazine’s architectural practice of the year award and this year we have won two categories in the prestigious Architects Journal top 100 practices awards. We are ranked 35 in the 2013 Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and one of only two architects to be listed. Our culture promotes empowerment, creativity and teamwork.


We are dedicated to providing excellence. In architecture. In planning. In client services. Our healthcare experience is based on first-hand knowledge of international best practice. Ryder’s extensive healthcare portfolio includes primary and community facilities, acute hospitals, tertiary specialist facilities, mental health hospitals and healthcare masterplanning.


We constantly challenge norms, strive to raise standards of service and bring the very best to each project in terms of knowledge, creative thinking and capability.  The architectural values Ryder have sought to attain are in one sense unchanging, their buildings arise as a result of lengthy dialogues with committed clients, users and consultants. It is in this context of acknowledging architecture is generated by people’s needs that our dedicated team has provided, and continues to provide full architectural services and support to The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice in their ambitious project to build a new hospice in Glasgow.