HOLMES Miller Architects has promoted Ryan Holmes to the position of equity director, based out of the practice’s Glasgow design studio.
Since joining the business in 2002, Ryan has spent more than two decades advising public and private sector clients, helping to deliver schools, leisure and recreation facilities across the UK, as well as taking a leading role in supporting the firm’s growth in China.
Holmes Miller revealed that Ryan oversaw the early adoption of Building Information modelling (BIM) software into the business and played a key role in the development of the company’s Sustainability Charter. He is currently the project lead on the replacement Trinity Academy for City of Edinburgh Council being delivered to Passivhaus and EnerPHiT Standards.
Callum Houston, MD, Holmes Miller, said, “As a business we place a great value in nurturing and developing talent and future leaders from within. Ryan is testament to this approach and joins a healthy list of current equity directors who have risen through the business from a Part 1 graduate to an owner and custodian of Holmes Miller.
“Ryan is an intrinsic part of the practice DNA and fully embraces the importance we place on office culture and relationships to grow organically whilst never shying away from new opportunities. His early identification of the digitalisation trend in the industry bolstered our ability to grow domestically and take advantage of international opportunities, which is a key area for future growth. His mentorship of junior staff in rising to these opportunities has also been exemplary and he will continue to play a key role in driving us forward as we look to reimagine a post-pandemic world.”
Ryan Holmes added, “When I started at Holmes Miller I was still at university and the limit of our eastern presence was Edinburgh! To see how far the business has come has been remarkable and represents a huge achievement. The overseas growth we’ve pursued has taken me to many countries around the world, so I feel fortunate to have been part of this company’s success story and I look forward to contributing to further growth in the future.”
News of Ryan’s promotion comes in the same week that Holmes Miller, alongside Morrison Community Care Group, won Health Care Development of the Year at the Scottish Property Awards for the Roselea Court Care Home project.