Holmes Miller Architects promotes Ryan Holmes to equity director
Holmes Miller Architects has announced the promotion of Ryan Holmes to equity director, based in the company’s Glasgow design studio.
Since joining Holmes Miller in 2002, Mr Holmes 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.
He promoted and oversaw the early adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Software into the business in 2009 and played a leading role in the development of Holmes Miller’s sustainability charter, which sets out the firm’s vision and commitment to the creation of people focused sustainable architecture.
Mr Holmes is currently the project lead on the replacement Trinity Academy for City of Edinburgh Council being delivered to Passivhaus and EnerPHiT Standards to meet the council’s target of being Net Zero by 2030.
Callum Houston, managing director at 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’s 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.”
Mr Holmes said: “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.”
Holmes Miller operates internationally with offices in Glasgow, London, and Guangzhou.