Architect launches range of new research initiatives to build on its 60th celebration

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Ryder Architecture has launched a range of fresh research initiatives as part of its 60th birthday celebrations.

The practice said the four strands of research emerged from its philosophy of multidisciplinary design and collaboration.

The initiatives are:

  • AzuKo: a public interest design initiative to improve lives through community driven, research based design initiatives in areas with limited assets including projects in Bangladesh exploring indigenous earthen house materials
  • Further development in BIM research providing “cradle to grave” practical solutions to meet the unique challenges being faced in the global adoption of BIM in facilities and asset management
  • Design for ageing populations with a major residential scheme for over 55s in St John’s Wood developing research into The Emerging Third Age and dementia sufferers
  • A pan-industry education campaign with Laing O’Rourke, Cundall, Gleeds and key universities to radically transform education in the built environment

Ryder’s senior partner Peter Buchan said “Our 60th anniversary has provided a unique opportunity to reflect on our principles and approach to the design challenges of tomorrow.

“Although research affects us day to day this year we’ve focused activity, creating leadership through senior appointments to drive forward these exciting new areas.”